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September 21, 2017

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Hot barbecue coals catch Henderson house on fire


What started as a barbecue ended with a garage fire Sunday night after the grill’s hot briquettes were dumped into a trash can, according to Henderson Fire Department officials.

Henderson firefighters responded about 8 p.m. to reports of the fire near Hillpoint Road and Arroyo Grande Boulevard in Green Valley. They found heavy smoke and fire coming from the house’s garage and threatening to spread to a neighbor’s home, Battalion Chief Doug Koopman said.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading. No one was injured, Koopman said.

The flames were confined to the garage and caused about $60,000 damage. The cause for the fire was ruled accidental, Koopman said.

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