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Homeowner alerted by neighbor that garage was on fire, preventing spread of flames to home

It is unclear if the fire began inside of the garage or outside.

SAN ANTONIO — Thanks to a neighbor, a homeowner was alerted to a fire in their garage and they were able to call firefighters to prevent it from spreading to their home.

Firefighters were called out to the 700 block of W. Malone on the south side of town around 1:28 a.m. Monday.

When first responders arrived, they worked quickly to attack the fire located in the garage, hoping to prevent it from spreading to the roof of the home.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire within minutes after arriving. 

The battalion chief said a neighbor alerted the resident that her home was catching fire and she quickly called 9-1-1. 

Fire crews checked for signs of fire in the garage attic and found it to be all clear.

Investigators were called in to try and figure out what caused the fire. 

It is unclear if the fire started inside the garage or outside. 

No injuries were reported and the damage to the home was estimated to be about $5,000. 

No other details were provided and the fire is currently under investigation.

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