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Truck destroyed by fire, garage damaged

Owner tried to fight fire

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Janesville firefighters were able to confine damage caused by a truck fire to the garage it was parked in Monday night.

Firefighters were called to 19 Sunset Drive for a report of a truck on fire in a garage. The first crew on scene reported heavy black smoke coming from the truck and the garage.

The truck's owner said he tried to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher while his wife called 911. He told firefighters he saw the fire under the dash in the cab in the 2011 Ford F-250.

The truck sustained fire, heat and water damage. The house was 20 feet from the garage and was not damaged.

The total damage from the fire is estimated at $95,000.

19 Sunset Drive, Janesville

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