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An SUV caught fire in a Flossmoor garage Wednesday. 
(Photos provided by George Uhlmann)

A fire that apparently started inside an SUV parked in a Flossmoor garage Wednesday afternoon set the garage on fire but did not damage the attached house, officials said.

Keith Damm, assistant chief of the Flossmoor Fire Department, said the fire appears to have started in a car inside of an attached garage in the 1400 block of Heather Hill Crescent around 2:30 p.m.

“On our arrival we had heavy smoke and fire conditions coming from the open garage door,” Damm said. “Because the door (to the street) was open, the conditions deteriorated very quickly.”

Firefighters received the call at 2:29 p.m. and were at the house by 2:30 p.m.

“We were able to knock the fire down fairly quickly and kept the fire from extending inside the house,” Damm said.

He said there was one person home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries.

Firefighters from Hazel Crest, Homewood, and Chicago Heights fire departments also responded to the call.

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