Galax garage, contents deemed total loss after early morning structure fire

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GALAX, Va. (WFXR) — A Galax garage has been ruled a total loss after first responders used almost 15,000 gallons of water to extinguish an early morning structure fire.

The Galax Fire Department says crews were dispatched at 3:06 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 for a structure fire at 1857 Mill Pond Road.

When units arrived on scene, they found a 2,000 square foot detached garage fully involved in flames.

According to the department, mutual aid was requested from Glade Creek Volunteer Fire Department, who brought two extra tankers, an engine, and 10 firefighters to the scene.

First responders then began water shuttle operations, using nearly 15,000 gallons to bring the fire under control.

After both departments worked for another hour on overhaul, fire officials say they cleared the scene around 5 a.m.

“Special thanks to Virginia State Police and American Electric Power – AEP for help on scene and Fries Fire and Rescue for covering our station!” the Galax Fire Department posted on Facebook Wednesday morning.

The building and its contents were ruled a total loss, according to the department. There is no word on whether or not anyone was injured in the fire.

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