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Woodstock home a ‘complete loss’ after Saturday night fire

Damaged estimated at $350,000

Woodstock Fire/Rescue District firefighters extinguished a blaze believed to have started in the garage of a two-story home in the 200 block of Martin Drive in Woodstock the night of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.

Flames inflicted immense damage on a Woodstock home Saturday night, when a fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Martin Drive.

Firefighters with the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District arrived on scene within four minutes and reported heavy fire on both floors of the two-story home, with smoke and flames showing, according to a news release.

No injuries were reported during the incident as all five of the home’s occupants had safely evacuated before the arrival of firefighters, the fire district said.

Woodstock Fire/Rescue District firefighters extinguished a blaze believed to have started in the garage of a two-story home in the 200 block of Martin Drive in Woodstock the night of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.

But the structure and its contents are considered a “complete loss,” and the home was deemed uninhabitable, the district said. The value of the damage was estimated at $350,000, the district said.

The fire is believed to have started in the garage, but the cause remains under investigation by the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.

Firefighters returned to the home about 5:30 a.m. Sunday after a neighbor reported small flames showing again from the roof. The fire was put out within 10 minutes, the district said.

Woodstock Fire/Rescue District firefighters extinguished a blaze believed to have started in the garage of a two-story home in the 200 block of Martin Drive in Woodstock the night of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.