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Granger family escapes house after fire rips through garage

A couple and their 2-year-old son made it out of their burning home after a fire ignited in the garage.

The mother told ABC 57 she saw smoke billowing into the kitchen from under the garage door, so her family ran out of the home in fear of an explosion.

Fire officials said crews had it contained within 25 minutes, but there were hot spots hard to put out.

“There are a couple of places that are still burning that they’re having some trouble getting to, and there are a couple places in the garage that are ready to collapse. So we have to be careful with that so we’re trying to get to it from the other side,” said Brian Kazmierkzak, the Division Chief in Training.

Since Harris Township does not have fire hydrants, crews had to use compressed air foam, which painted the driveway and grass white Nearby neighbor Stacy Bradley told ABC 57 she has never seen a fire in the eleven years she has lived there.

“Very scary! My son came in and yelled fire, fire! So we rushed down here, and wow! It was just all in flames!” said Bradley.

Her 7-year-old son said he was just worried about the family that lives in the home.

“I hope there’s no people in there because it was big huge flames! Flames in the garage and everything!”

The family said they had two cats inside. One was rescued around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but family members said they think an oil caught fire under one of the cars in the garage.

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