Two males from Stephenville are in custody after a fire in the town early Saturday.

Shortly before 3 a.m., RCMP were called to the site of a garage fire in the backyard of a residence on Colonial Avenue. 

Firefighters quickly gained control of the blaze, but not before the garage and its contents were completely destroyed. The residence also sustained some heat damage.

Acting on a tip, police arrested two males at a house in Stephenville. 

11 charges have been laid against an 18-year-old and another male, who was charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

They made a court appearance on Saturday and were held for a future court date.