KENSINGTON (WJON News) -- It is believed a wood-burning stove is to blame for a garage fire.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened just after 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Kensington.

Jerit Rud called authorities and said he woke up, noticed smoke and observed flames coming from the chimney of the wood-burning stove in the garage.

Rud woke up another renter, Brent Hoverud, who was still sleeping. They were able to exit the home uninjured.

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The Kensington Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire. The attached garage sustained fire and water damage.


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