Cartersville Fire was dispatched to a residential fire at 609 West Avenue with reports of flames coming out of a garage that was separate from the house. The residence is located just west of Fite Street. A nearby tree also caught fire. Firefighters got to the scene quickly and contained the fire. West Avenue at the location was blocked off as firefighters worked.

One of the owners saw the fire and grabbed his fire extinguisher, but the fire had gotten too strong for him to do anything. The garage is a total loss and there was some damage to the side of the house.

The homeowner said there was nothing combustible in the garage including no vehicle. There were just some irreplaceable family items that were being stored in there. No one was injured. The fire is under investigation.