A garage fire brought fire crews to a home on Silverleaf Drive in the Kelly Ridge area near Oroville this afternoon.
The garage was fully engulfed in flames and sending up heavy smoke when the first fire crews arrived, shortly after 3 p.m. It took 15 minutes to knock down the fire, but firefighters stayed on the scene for several hours mopping up.
A Ford Taurus and other items in the detached garage were destroyed. But the blaze did not spread to vegetation or threaten the home.
The homeowner and his sister told fire officials they were outside when they heard a “pop” and turned around to see the garage on fire.
The exact cause remains under investigation. ###