GREEN BAY, Wis. - No one was injured in a detached garage fire that spread to a home on Green Bay's east side. It happened just after 4 a.m. Sunday morning in the 500-block of Goodell Street.
When Green Bay Metro Firefighters arrived on scene they saw a neighboring family on the roof since the fire spread from the detached garage to the home and was then threatening the neighboring home.
Firefighters used a ladder to get the family down and to safety. Siding of the neighboring home had melted off from the fire.
Shortly after crews arrived the garage collapsed. Fire crews were eventually able to get the fire in the home under control and extinguished.
Everyone was able to escape and no one was injured. The home
The only occupant of the home had escaped and two pets were also removed alive from the building.
The garage and car inside are a total loss. The home had heavy fire, smoke, heat and water damage. The neighboring home had moderate heat damage to the exterior. Total damages are estimated around $100,000.
The Red Cross is assisting the homeowner of the residence. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Green Bay Metro Fire wants to remind everyone to always have two pre-planned means of escape from any building in case their main exit is unavailable.