A Stewartstown garage which avoided major damage in a small fire was completely destroyed by a bigger fire only a few hours later, according to a fire official.

Eureka Volunteer Fire Chief Ira Walker Jr. said the detached two-car garage in the first block of North Main Street had an electrical fire  about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The damage in that fire was minimal, he said.

“There was a vehicle located in the garage, it sustained some damage … from debris falling on it," he said.

The homeowner moved the car out of the garage after the first fire, according to Walker.


After clearing the scene, firefighters were then called back to the garage about 10:45 p.m.

“This time it was fully involved," Walker said, adding that he could see the glow of the fire from about a mile away.

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He called in a working fire, which brought in additional manpower to the scene, the chief said. Walker said it took firefighters about 15 minutes to have the blaze under control. 

“It was totally destroyed," he said.

The chief said the cause of the fire is undetermined, but it is not considered to be suspicious. He estimated the damage at $10,000.

No one was injured in the blaze.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser

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