Crackle, pop sounds lead couple to garage fire

The fire started just after 6:00 a.m.

A garage fire in Cowlitz County, Apr. 28, 2016 (Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue)

COWLITZ COUNTY, Wash. (KOIN) — A garage and everything inside was destroyed Thursday morning after a fire in Cowlitz County.

Officials say the couple that lives in the 200 block of Cowlitz Dr. woke up about 6:00 a.m. and heard crackling and popping sounds from their garage. They went to investigate and found the structure on fire.

Firefighters from 3 agencies responded and were able to prevent the flames from the attached garage from spreading to the house. But, everything inside the garage and a car parked nearby were destroyed.

Officials estimate the damage at $100,000. The cause is still under investigation.

No one was hurt.

A garage fire in Cowlitz County, Apr. 28, 2016 (Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue)
A garage fire in Cowlitz County, Apr. 28, 2016 (Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue)

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