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Division Chief Mike Dudlo of the Burbank Police Department issued the following statement regarding a garage fire in the 7700 block of S. Lotus Ave. earlier today:
The Burbank Fire Department and Police Department were called to a residence for a garage fire. The unattached garage is a total loss as well as the vehicles parked inside. While the fire was still under investigation by the Fire Department, it appears there was no foul play and may be accidental in nature.
The homeowner went out to the garage and started the vehicle to warm it up shortly before 3:00 pm. After going back inside the residence for approximately 10 minutes, he returned to the vehicle and garage engulfed in flames.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire. Several other garages / residences in the area sustained damage. Commonwealth Edison was summoned to the scene due to several power lines being damaged by the fire. Com Ed had no estimated time available when power would be restored to several area residences affected by the power-outage.
No other information is available at this time.