A standalone garage on Route 135 in Monmouth was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning, but firefighters were able to save the nearby home.

It was the second straight week that firefighters were called to an early morning fire in a Monmouth garage, but with a better outcome. Last Wednesday, the fire started in a detached garage unit of a home on Mt. Pisgah Road, before quickly spreading to a home just 5 feet away and destroying both structures.

This week, at 3:13 a.m. Thursday, about 30 firefighters from Monmouth, Winthrop, Leeds and Wales went to fight to a fire at 65 Route 135. When they arrived, the garage was fully engulfed in flames and the siding was starting to melt on a home 25 feet away, said Ed Pollard, assistant chief of the Monmouth department.

“She was fully involved when I pulled up,” Pollard said.

Firefighters first sprayed foam on the home to stop the melting, then knocked down the garage fire with water, Pollard said.

One of the homeowners, Paul Beaudin, reported the fire after noticing it Thursday morning. Beaudin and his wife — whose name Pollard didn’t know — were not injured in the blaze.

The garage, which contained three cars, was a total loss, Pollard said. One of those cars was a 2009 Hyundai sport utility vehicle. The others were a Ford and a Dodge from the 1930s, Pollard said.

“I don’t know what may have caused (the fire),” Pollard said. “There was certainly nothing suspicious. It looked like a regular garage fire.”

The property was insured, and Pollard said the insurance company might send an investigator.

Firefighters were at the scene until 6:45 a.m.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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Twitter: @ceichacker

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