Fire destroys garage, damages home

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A fire has destroyed a garage and damaged a home in Wattsburg.

The fire started just after 1 p.m. in the 11,000-block of Phillipsville Road.

Firefighters say the homeowner was burning garbage in his back yard in the morning. When the homeowner went back inside, thinking the fire was out, it spread to a nearby unattached garage. It destroyed the garage and damaged the outside of the home.

Firefighters say the homeowner was taken to the hospital, but is in stable condition. They say he was distraught when he noticed the fire, and he developed chest pains. They say as a precaution he went to hospital.

A tractor inside the garage was destroyed during the fire.

Several departments responded.

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