Welland garage fire spreads to neighbouring house

Photo by Joe CsehWelland firefighters battle a fire at 47 Sauer Ave. Saturday afternoon. A garage fire that started on Bradley Ave. spread to the home.

A fire that broke out in the garage of a Bradley Ave. residence spread to a Sauer Ave. residence in Welland Saturday Sept. 2/2017.

Welland Fire and Emergency Services Chief Brian Kennedy said in an email with Erie Media that the garage fire was at 150 Bradley Ave. and extended to the neighbours home at 47 Sauer Ave.

There were no injuries in the fire.

Firefighters were on scene at approximately 4 p.m.

“The damage is quickly approaching $500,000,” Chief Brian Kennedy said. “The garage and contents are a total write off.”

The investigation is continuing into the cause and the complete extent of the fire.

Posts from people in Welland on social media mentioned that the house that was damaged in the fire is one that was built by Habitat for Humanity, the new owners took possession on July 6/2017, http://eriemedia.ca/welland-family-gets-keys-new-habitat-home/

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