BRUNSWICK HILLS, Ohio — A Brunswick family’s garage went up in flames after a turkey cooking mishap on Thanksgiving.
Firefighters responded Thursday afternoon to a home in the 5000 block of Woodcliff Circle.
According to the homeowners, they were smoking a turkey close to the garage when it caught fire.
A neighbor saw the fire when it was waist high and ran over to help.
When firefighters arrived, the whole garage was engulfed in flames.
Both cars that were parked in the garage are at total loss.
The fire never spread to the house, but it did have some smoke damage, according to the Brunswick Hills Fire Department.
"The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the Brunswick Hills Fire Department would like to remind the public when cooking outside to ensure there is ample distance between your cooking appliance and any structure. It is recommended to have at least 10 feet," the department said in a news release.
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