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Windsor area fire destroys detached garage

Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue

At approximately 7:10 p.m. tonight, units from Alachua County, Melrose, and Windsor Fire departments responded to a reported residential structure fire. The first arriving unit advised that there was a detached garage fully involved with a fire that was threatening the house. 

Water tankers also were utilized because there were no fire hydrants in the area. The first units on scene were able to contain the fire to the garage and kept it from spreading into the residence that was in close proximity but not attached. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Alachua County Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone to check their smoke detectors regularly and change the batteries every time you change your clock.