Firefighters extinguish garage fire in N.W. Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Firefighters were able to extinguish a blaze at a garage fire in northwest Oklahoma City Tuesday morning.

Officials say the fire started around 7 a.m. inside a detached garage at a home near N.W. 34th and Barnes.

garage fire in NW OKCThe second floor of the garage was destroyed in the fire.

Investigators believe someone was living in the garage on the second floor.

Firefighters believe whoever was living in the garage may have been bootlegging some natural gas from a nearby gas meter.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire.

So far, officials have not been able to locate the homeowner.

The fire caused an estimated $40,000 in damage.