Fire Crews Contain Two-alarm Blaze

September 6, 2018 Updated: September 6, 2018

Fairfield Fire Department crews extinguished a fire that destroyed a commercial garage attached to a house that started on the night of Sept. 5,  and was contained early this morning, according to fire officials.

Battalion Chief John Sturde said the two-alarm fire in the 2000 block of North Texas Street was first reported at 10:44 p.m. on Sept. 5.

The garage was attached to a home, but the residence wasn’t damaged. Firefighters couldn’t initially gain access to the garage upon first arriving to fight the fire, but eventually got inside, Sturde said.

Sturde said the two-story, 10,000-square-foot garage was an odd structure, with additions constructed inside it and was frequented by transients. He said the garage had rooms within rooms and even had a concrete shed inside one of the rooms.

“It’s a lot of unpermitted construction that went on for decades,” Sturde said.

The garage is considered a total loss with a damage estimate of $100,000, according to Sturde. Crews are expected to be on the scene throughout the morning extinguishing hot spots and cleaning up the scene.

Firefighters from the Vacaville Fire Department responded to the scene and Dixon Fire Department crews provided mutual aid at fire stations.