Woodstock garage fire causes roof to fall
by Jessicah Peters
August 15, 2014 07:02 PM | 2762 views | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A fire that started in the garage of a home off Riverstone Lane in Woodstock spread, causing a portion of the house’s roof to cave in. <br>Special to the Tribune
A fire that started in the garage of a home off Riverstone Lane in Woodstock spread, causing a portion of the house’s roof to cave in.
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Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire and Rescue firefighters work to put out the fire. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation.
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire and Rescue firefighters work to put out the fire. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation.
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After an unsuccessful attempt to put a garage fire out, a middle-aged couple called Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services for help.

County firefighters along with the Woodstock Fire and Rescue responded to the fire on Riverstone Lane in Woodstock Wednesday afternoon, said Tim Cavender, Cherokee County public information officer.

“A middle-aged couple that was residing at the home found their garage on fire and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher,” Cavender said.

“After their attempt was unsuccessful, they called 911. Firefighters arrived on scene to report a working structure fire. The fire continued to spread and a portion of the home’s roof fell in.”

Cavender said about two-thirds of the house was destroyed by the fire, while other parts of the house received smoke, fire and water damage. No injuries were reported.

Both lanes of Riverstone Lane were blocked until the clean-up operation was over.

Cavender said the fire is still under investigation.

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August 15, 2014
Even though this was a devastating fire with substantial damage, the Woodstock fire department did an excellent job in battling it and preventing it from spreading to other homes in this heavily wooded subdivision. Thank you firefighters.
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