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Phoenix Fire Department extinguishes 'aggressive' garage fire

Posted at 7:57 PM, Nov 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 08:42:39-05

Phoenix and Glendale Fire Departments responded to a garage fire in west Phoenix Sunday evening.

Fire officials responded to a home near 35th and Dunlap avenues around 7 p.m. after receiving reports about what they described as being an "aggressive" blaze. 

A fire spokesperson said crews could see the flames from over a quarter mile away and found the garage fully engulfed when they arrived.

Phoenix Fire Captain Jake Van Hook said crews quickly began working to halt the progress of the fire; while other firefighters quickly searched the home to make sure nobody was trapped inside.

Two elderly women and three dogs were home at the time of the fire and were able to self-evacuate prior to fire crews arriving.

Captain Van Hook said no firefighters were injured while putting out the blaze, and the cause is now being investigated. 

Investigators say early indications are that the fire started in the engine compartment of the vehicle in the driveway, and spread to the garage.