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Garage fire under investigation
garage fire
Firefighters battle a blaze engulfing a garage in the 500 block of E. Hawkeye on Monday (Photo courtesy of TFD).

A good Samaritan helped a Turlock resident out of a duplex after seeing the garage was on fire, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

The Turlock Fire Department was dispatched to the 500 block of E. Hawkeye Ave for the report of a residential structure fire at 12:10 pm on Monday.

The fire was first noticed by a citizen who notified the resident and helped them out of the duplex.

The first firefighters to arrive found the garage of the duplex engulfed in flames. Crews were able to bring the fire under control within 20 minutes and stop the spread of the fire prior to it extending into the living space. The fire was contained to the building of origin.

Turlock Fire responded to the incident with three engines, Squad 32, and a battalion chief. Through the resource sharing agreement, the department received an additional engine and battalion chief to the fire scene. In total, 17 firefighters were on scene as well as crews from AMR. Turlock Rural Fire Department provided city coverage during the incident.

No injuries were reported for this incident. Two adults were displaced due to the fire.

The Stanislaus County Fire Investigations Unit was dispatched and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.