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Fire last week destroys garage, leaves Cottage Grove home intact

An early-morning fire in the 8300 block of Indian Boulevard left a garage a complete loss, but none were injured. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety

A garage fire on Indian Boulevard in the early hours of March 2 led to a total loss of the structure.

The fire, which started around 3:30 a.m. on the 8300 block of Indian Boulevard, destroyed the garage but left minimum damage to the house. The exterior of the home sustained some fire damage, and the interior was slightly damaged by smoke and water.

There were no injuries.

Firefighters provided aid to two pet cats. The department had recently been donated pet oxygen masks for use after smoke inhalation.

St. Paul Park and Woodbury fire departments assisted.

The cause of the fire is not known, but the owner told firefighters that he had been working in the garage on a vehicle earlier that day and smoking cigarettes at the time.