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Fire breaks out in CL garage

CRYSTAL LAKE – Fire crews were able to keep a fire contained to a garage Wednesday night.

About 9:30 p.m. firefighters were called to 146 South St. in Crystal Lake for the fire. 

Edgar Castillo rents the home and said he was upstairs drinking coffee when he saw the fire, gathered the nine other people home at the time and the family dog, and ran outside. Neighbors called 911 and gave the family blankets, he said. 

Castillo said he has renter’s insurance.

Several neighbors who gathered to watch the incident said they heard a loud boom, but Castillo didn’t hear a noise. He was unsure how the fire started.

The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department remained on the scene at 10:30 p.m.

– Chelsea McDougall

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