Fire destroys garage near Brookville

Published: Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 3:55 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 3:55 PM

A large, detached garage at a home near Brookville was destroyed in a fire Saturday.

The cause of the blaze in the 7000 block of Wellbaum Road is under investigation.

Crews responded at approximately 1:25 p.m. and saw a lot of billowing smoke in the air as they approached the scene from Salem Avenue.

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Residents were on scene as firefighters worked to clear the scene.

A fire official said some contents in the garage were salvaged, but the fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damages.

Extra manpower from Phillipsburg and other fire departments responded to provide relief if needed because of the heat.