Early notification and a fast response helped firefighters prevent a fire that erupted in an attached garage at a Main Street house from spreading, limiting damage to the residence.
Ashaway and Hope Valley firefighters were called to the home, located between North Road and Lawton Foster Road South, around 9:15 p.m. Sunday for reports of an active garage fire. A Hopkinton police officer was first to arrive and confirmed flames were showing from the garage section of the home.
Residents of the home were able to evacuate in advance. Fire officials said there were no injuries in the fire or response.
Although the fire caused significant damage to a portion of the garage and several items including a riding lawn mower and canoe, officials said damage to the home was limited and residents were not displaced.