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$50,000 in damage in garage fire north of Dubuque

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) -

A garage and the car inside it were destroyed yesterday after flames engulfed the structure, according to a press release.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office, along with the Sherrill Fire Department, responded to 17510 Witterholt Lane for a report of a car on fire in a detached garage, authorities said.

Authorities said Colton Hillery, 23, parked his 2004 Ford Crown Victoria in the detached garage and went into the house.  Minutes later he returned to find flames coming from the engine of the vehicle.

According to the press release, the garage and car were considered a total loss, and the fire caused about $50,000 in damage.

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