Firefighters remain at the scene Wednesday evening after extinguishing a garage fire on Oak Pond Road in Skowhegan. The garage and its contents were destroyed. Photo provided by Skowhegan Fire Chief Shawn Howard

SKOWHEGAN — A garage at a Skowhegan home was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening.

When firefighters arrived at the property on Oak Pond Road at about 6:40 p.m., the garage, which was next to the house, was consumed in flames, according to Chief Shawn Howard of the Skowhegan Fire Department.

The garage and its contents were destroyed, but the house sustained only minor damage, according to Howard.

The homeowners, who called in the fire, were not hurt, Howard said.

The fire’s cause remained under investigation Thursday.

Given the dry conditions caused by a lack of rain, the fire spread quickly into the wooded area behind the garage.

The Skowhegan Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Canaan, Madison and Norridgewock.

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