A fire early Thursday caused an estimated $26,000 damage to a garage and house on Eau Claire’s North Side Hill.
The fire at 1022 Summit St. was reported at 3:47 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find the garage fully in flames with fire extending to the residence. The fire involving the residence was quickly extinguished, while the fire in the garage was contained.
No one was home at the time of the blaze. The garage was a total loss, and damage to the house was contained to the exterior. Two neighboring houses received minor damage to siding.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.