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Two antique cars, garage destroyed in fire

Damage estimated at more than $200,000

RICHMOND – Two fully restored antique cars, two more vehicles and a garage and its contents were considered total losses after a Saturday morning fire in Richmond.

Richmond firefighters responded at 8:59 a.m. Saturday to 10009 Main St. for a possible structure fire, according to a news release from the Richmond Fire Department. The restored cars are either Model Ts or Model As, and the other two vehicles were a fairly new family car and another antique.

When first responders arrived roughly four minutes after the fire was reported, they found a fully involved detached garage fire at the rear of a residence. The flames were considered under control at 9:38 a.m., and the fire later was completely extinguished.

No one was injured in the incident, Richmond Fire Chief Rick Gallas said.

The fire caused more than $200,000 in damage, and it’s not yet clear how the blaze began.

Fire investigators think the flames might have started near the rear of the building and spread quickly from there.

Members of the Richmond Fire Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident. Firefighters from Spring Grove, Wonder Lake, Hebron-Alden-Greenwood, McHenry Township and Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, assisted Richmond firefighters on the scene, and units from Wauconda, Crystal Lake and Cary covered Richmond’s stations during the incident.

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