Patrick Robinson
A garage fire in the 9400 block of 45th Ave. S.W. destroyed two vehicles in the early morning hours of Jan. 23. No one was hurt.

SLIDESHOW: Garage fire destroys two vehicles in West Seattle

Damage estimated at $180,000

An early morning garage fire in a detached garage destroyed two vehicles inside as well as the building itself on Jan. 23 in the 9400 block of 45th Ave. S.W. just off Marine View Drive S.W. which was closed. The 911 call went out at 4:46 am.

Incident Commander Chief Ron Mondrigan, Battalion 7 said, "We don't know what happened yet. We just put the fire out and we're entering the investigation mode. What we do know is that we had a multi car garage, somewhat of a large structure approximately 30 ft. by 30 ft. that was well involved. We identified a mother in law apartment above but we determined nobody was in the building. I don't know that anybody was in the building in the first place. We were able to contain the fire to the structure even though it had two different exposures and we got it knocked down."

Kyle Moore, PIO, told the Herald "fire investigators have not determined what the cause of the fire was and the damage estimate was about $80,000 to the building and $100,000 to the contents inside".

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