Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester Fire Department responded to a garage fire at a home a few blocks east of John Adams Middle School Saturday night. A statement issued by Captain Holly Mulholland indicates firefighters were sent to 3421 Chalet View Lane NW around 9 pm after the fire department received multiple reports of a garage, and possibly a home on fire.

When they arrived at the scene, the firefighters discovered the fire had not spread to the attached home and the homeowner was attempting to extinguish the flames with a garden hose. They fully extinguished the flames and ventilated the home, which had been evacuated before the firefighters arrived.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. A preliminary estimate put the damage at around $25,000.

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