Officials: Garage fire causes nearly $500K in damage


GASTON, N.C. (WAVY) — A garage fire in Northampton County, North Carolina caused nearly half a million dollars in damage, officials say.

Gaston fire officials said in a Facebook post the town’s fire and EMS as well as crews from nearby Garysburg were called to Willey Lane just after 10 p.m.

Responding units found a garage engulfed in flames. The nearly $500,000 in damages was incurred across six cars that were damaged in the fire, the post said.

The post said the probable cause of the fire was a heater.

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