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February 24, 2013

Police Log: Feb. 24, 2013 — Fire

WILLSBORO — Fire destroyed a two-story garage here Wednesday afternoon.

The Willsboro Fire Department was dispatched shortly after noon to a call at 23 Joe Rivers Lane in Willsboro from homeowner Ken Benway, said Willsboro Fire Chief John Cross.

“We had just gotten back from doing our ice water rescue training,” Cross said.

The fire was fully involved when the Willsboro Fire Department arrived at the residence, Cross said.

The garage was a total loss but no one was injured, he said.

Benway’s home was not affected by the fire, he said.

Cross was unsure if Benway had insurance on the garage.

The cause had not yet been determined Saturday afternoon but fire investigators were at the site trying to figure out what started the blaze, Cross said.

Providing mutual aid to Willsboro were fire departments from Reber, Whallonsburg, Lewis, Keeseville and Essex.

The AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department stood by at Willsboro’s station.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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