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Elderly woman and man rescued by neighbors after fully engulfed garage fire

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Courtesy: Brad Whitehead

RICHMOND, Utah (ABC4 News) – An elderly woman and man were rescued by neighbors after a garage fire burned adjacent to their home.

Lt. Peck with the Cache County Sheriff’s office said at 6:23 p.m., passersby’s traveling on State Street in Richmond saw smoke from what they thought was a barn near 300 North State Street.

Fire crews arrived on scene and found a fully engulfed garage which was burning near an adjacent home, according to officials.

Neighbors arrived and rescued an elderly woman from the home and officials say a male was also removed from the home.

Crews say they were able to successfully put out the fire.

Neighbors said they heard what may have been loud bangs coming from the fire, according to officials.

Officials said both ends of State Street were closed as crews worked to extinguish the fire.

Courtesy: Brad Whitehead

Officials say the male that was removed from his home is being interviewed.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time and officials say the garage is a total loss.

Officials say the home suffered some smoke damage but it is still standing.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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