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Three-car garage, living space total loss after heat lamp fire

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BUCHANAN (WSLS 10) - A three-car garage with a living space above is a total loss after investigators say a heat lamp caught fire. 

The Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS said crews were called to the scene around 1:00 a.m. When they arrived at the three-car garage with an unoccupied living space overhead, they could see fire coming from the structure. 

The fire took an hour to contain and crews remained on scene through the morning hours to complete an investigation and overhaul of the structure. No injuries were reported, and no one was reportedly in the structure at the time of the fire.

Initial investigations report that the fire was caused by a heat lamp in the garage, the structure is a total loss, and there is no current estimate of the value of property lost.

Units from Buchanan, Fincastle, Eagle Rock, Troutville, Blue Ridge, and Botetourt County responded to assist with controlling the blaze.