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Car fire ignites a garage in Amherst

A Getzville woman went out to her garage around 10 a.m. Sunday to warm up her car, then went back inside her house. Minutes later she was calling 911 because her car was on fire.

The burning car soon ignited a second car parked inside the detached garage at 72 Marine Drive, Amherst fire officials said. Flames then consumed the garage itself.

The Getzville Fire Company had the fire knocked down in about 10 minutes, with help from the Ellicott Creek Fire Company and the Eggertsville Hose Company.

The two autos and the detached garage were a total loss, with damage estimated at $50,000.



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