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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) -  Smoke detectors alerted a Rochester homeowner to a fire today in the attached garage of the residence in time to allow Rochester firefighters to respond and prevent the flames from spreading into the home.

The Rochester Fire Department says the report came in just before noon from the home at 3772 Odyssey Drive Southwest. Everyone in the home was able to exit safely before firefighters arrived at the scene.

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The first fire crew to arrive found a vehicle inside the three-car garage that was on fire. While the fire was knocked down with a water hose, it was determined the fire appeared to be confined to the garage area, and fans were set up to push the smoke out of the house.

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Officials say the vehicle that was on fire was a total loss. Portions of the garage sustained fire and smoke damage, and there was limited smoke damage inside the home.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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