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Garage, shed go up in flames
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Turlock firefighters were kept busy Friday battling two separate blazes in town.

The first fire was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m. Friday in the 1400 block of N. Tully Road.

Two men happened to be driving down the road and saw flames shooting up from a storage shed behind the home. The men were attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose when the first fire crews arrived at the scene, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

Firefighters forced entry into the shed and were able to completely extinguish the fire within a few minutes.

The fire originated in an interior corner of the shed, but the cause is undetermined, the fire department reported.

A total of 13 personnel were called to the scene. The damage to the shed was estimated at $10,500 by the fire department.

The second blaze of the day broke out around 5 p.m. Friday at a home in the 1200 block of Glasgow Street.

The fire started inside an attached garage and quickly spread to two parked vehicle in the driveway and the next door neighbor’s roof line.

Firefighters were met with heavy smoke and flames upon their arrival and took and aggressive track to keep the fire from racing through the rest of the home and the neighboring residence. The damage to the neighbor’s roof was minimal, according to the fire department.

The fire caused the garage roof to collapse and burned through an adjoining kitchen. The living room also had heavy smoke damage.

The two vehicles parked in the driveway were severely burned.

The damage from the fire was estimated at $145,000 by the fire department.

A total of 20 fire department personnel responded to the scene, along with personnel from Turlock Irrigation District, Pacific Gas and Electric, Turlock Police Department and American Medical Response.

The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes, but the investigation and overhaul operations kept crews at the scene until 11:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

No injuries were reported from the fire. Two adults and one child were displaced and were given assistance by the Red Cross.