CANTON (WWJ) – Canton Fire investigators have determined a Tuesday night garage fire started because an extension cord was overloaded with several sets of Christmas lights.
The fire, reported around 8:30 p.m., was in the 44000 block of Nantucket.READ MORE: ACLU Sues Michigan State Police, Claims Racial Profiling, Black Drivers Pulled Over More
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the garage which was attached to a two-story home.
At first firefighters couldn’t determine if anyone was inside the home so, seeing smoke and flames, a search and rescue operation started, while additional firefighters began to pour water on the flames. It was later determined that no one was inside the house.READ MORE: Woman Finds 95-Year-Old Message In A Bottle In Michigan
Fire officials said the fire was accidental and caused by an extension cord overloaded with several sets of Christmas lights.
“This unfortunate incident should serve as a reminder to the importance of following recommended safety precautions, especially during the holiday season,” said Fire Chief Timothy Dunn in a statement.MORE NEWS: Here's A List Of Bills Gov. Whitmer Signed Into Law Thursday
No injuries were reported. The house and garage have smoke and fire damage.