Homeowner trying to kill weeds ends up burning down garage

/ 05:49 PM May 27, 2018

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch has burned down his garage.

The Springfield News-Sun reports Springfield Township firefighters in central Ohio were called to a home around 4 a.m. Thursday for a detached garage engulfed in flames.

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No one was injured.

Fire officials learned the man had been trying to eliminate weeds around the garage. They’re calling the blaze an accident.

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The destroyed garage held tools and appliances. Fire officials estimate the loss at between $10,000 and $15,000. NVG

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