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Caledonia garage fire causes $1M in damages

The fire marshal is investigating after fire tore through a Caledonia home Wednesday afternoon, causing $1 million in damages.

Incident was second major fire in the region in under 24 hours to start in a garage

Police say the fire that started in the garage of this home caused $1 million in damages. (David Ritchie/CBC)

The fire marshal is investigating after fire tore through a Caledonia home Wednesday afternoon, causing $1 million in damages.

According to Ontario Provincial Police, firefighters and paramedics were called about a "fully engulfed structure fire" on Kintyre Court at 4:36 p.m.

A woman and two children were inside when the fire broke out, but were able to get out before it spread through the home, police say.

"Haldimand County Fire Services are investigating to determine the cause of the fire that is believed to have started in the attached garage before spreading to the residence," a police news release reads.

A neighbour's home was also damaged because of the flames. Police say the Office of The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate.

Damages are estimated at $1,000,000.

This is the second fire that is believed to have started in a garage in Caledonia in under 24 hours.

Emergency crews were called to another fire on Kinross Street Tuesday morning. A 54-year-old man was taken to hospital as a precaution for possible smoke inhalation in that incident, police say.

Two neighbouring homes were also damaged. Haldimand County Fire Services determined the cause of that fire was not suspicious, and it started in the attached garage before spreading to the home, police say.

The damages in that incident are estimated at $800,000.