A smoky fire was quickly doused by Palo Alto firefighters Monday morning (July 11) at 7:08 a.m. after a garage erupted in a blaze in the 3100 block of Maddux Drive.
The garage was located about 10 feet from the home, where members of the family waited outside when fire trucks arrived. Several engines responded to the incident. Residents and fire personnel were not injured, Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said.
The structure fire produced heavy smoke that initially hampered firefighters until ventilation was established through the roof, Woodard said. It took approximately 10 minutes to quell the blaze after firefighters were able to gain access, he said.
Damage estimates are undetermined and the fire's cause is currently under investigation, he said.