Garage catches on fire. (Source: Wilmington Fire Department)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
Crews with the Wilmington Fire Department are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a garage in the 5900 block of Park Avenue.
The flames lit up the garage around 1:40 Saturday morning.
The grandson of the garage owner, Austin Hinnant, said he woke up to the flames shooting up through the sky and knew the damage it was doing to his property inside.
He said they were storing his grandmother's car in the garage until it was fixed.
He also mentioned that there were a couple thousand dollars worth of tools in the garage.
"There was banging on the door and I thought I was dreaming or something," said Hinnant. "But it was my neighbor and he was banging on it and said your shed is on fire and I was looking out the window and it was just huge flames everywhere."
The fire was extinguished but the garage was heavily damaged. Fire Investigators are working to determine the cause.