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Car destroyed, garage damaged in Banning Street fire

Fire crews acted quickly to prevent flames from reaching a house.
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THUNDER BAY — Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews succeeded in stopping a vehicle fire from spreading to a nearby home on Monday.

A 911 call sent firefighters Monday around 3 p.m. to a Banning Street address, where they found a car already engulfed in flames.

The fire was starting to burn a garage directly behind the car, and was also dangerously close to a residence.

Firefighters wearing self-contained breathing apparatus deployed handheld hose lines to apply water immediately to the vehicle and the garage. Simultaneously, other crew members connected a high-volume supply hose to a nearby fire hydrant to establish a continuous, stable water supply.

The fire was brought under control soon after, with no damage to the house.

There was extensive damage to the car and garage, but a second vehicle, parked inside the garage, was saved.

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