What started as a garage fire destroyed a vacant house yesterday near Stickney Avenue and East Manhattan Boulevard in North Toledo, authorities said.
Thick smoke billowing from the 1 -story wood frame house and an unattached garage at 3452 Harold Ct. could be seen from miles away.
The fire was reported about 11:35 a.m. Fire crews had the blaze under control 10 minutes later, by which time the two structures were a total loss, said Battalion Chief Gary Martin, who estimated the damage at $15,000.
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