Firefighter recovering after battling garage fire in Racine, cause under investigation

RACINE — Firefighters on Tuesday morning, Aug. 13 responded to the scene of a garage fire in the area of Cliffside Drive and Red Maple Court in Racine. The call came in around 4 a.m.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a fully-involved garage fire that spread to the house. The homeowner was able to safely evacuate.

Fire near Cliffside Drive and Red Maple Court in Racine

Fire near Cliffside Drive and Red Maple Court in Racine

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for a heat-related emergency — and was reportedly doing well.

Fire officials said the homeowner recently threw out ashes in a garbage can outside the house. It wasn’t immediately clear if that contributed to the blaze.

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