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Racine Fire DepartmentNo one was injured in an early morning fire that happened at 1:09 a.m. Sunday, July 5 at a residence at 709 Thunderbird Drive, according to officials with the Racine Fire Department.

Firefighters and officers from the Racine Police Department responded to a report of a garage on fire, which then started the home on fire. The homeowner and his dog were able to escape the home. The fire was extinguished, and the power was shut off to the home.

The estimated loss is $20,000 to the garage, $15,000 for the contents, and$10,000 to the home.

The cause of the fire is unknown. The fire remains under investigation.


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.