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No injuries reported following garage fire in Sylvania Twp., buried hydrants delayed firefighters

Fire hydrants were buried in the snow, which delayed the ability of fire crews to attack the fire on the 6100 block of White Eagle West. No injuries were reported.

TOWNSHIP OF SYLVANIA, Sylvania Township — Fire crews are reminding residents to clear paths after fire hydrants buried in snow caused a delay in their ability to fight a garage fire in Sylvania Township Thursday night.

When crews arrived, flames were showing on the outside of the structure, located on the 6100 block of White Eagle West, Sylvania Twp. Fire Department dispatch confirms.

Fire hydrants were buried in the snow, which delayed the ability of fire crews to attack the fire, crews tell WTOL 11 on the scene. Sylvania Twp. Fire stresses the importance of clearing pathways to make buried fire hydrants accessible following snowstorms.

The fire damage is contained to the garage, where two cars were damaged. The house sustained smoke damage.

The fire is not suspicious and not believed to be arson. Officials believe something sparked and started the fire. 

There were no injuries reported.

Credit: Tysir Boyd

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