Garage fire caused by ‘careless burning,’ officials say

Garage fire caused by ‘careless burning,’ officials say

A fire that caused $4,000 in damage Tuesday night was started by careless burning in a container next to the garage, officials said.

Beloit fire crews responded around 5:30 p.m. to reports of a garage fire in the area of Fourth Street and Liberty Avenue, according to a release.

Crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the south end of a garage at 1122 Fourth St., officials said.

According to the release, there were no injuries and no other buildings were damaged.

The occupant of the house was issued a citation for illegal burning, officials said.

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