A Temple family was fortunate to escape unharmed after a fire broke out in their garage Wednesday.

Eight Temple Fire & Rescue units were dispatched to 2906 Ruggles Loop at 12:56 PM and arrived at 1:01 PM. There, they spotted light smoke and flames issuing from the attic of a single-story home. They located the fire in the home's garage, and the blaze was under control by 1:21 PM.

Thankfully, the family inside the home were able to escape safely and no injuries were reported. The fire was confined to a wall and attic space, with light smoke damage throughout the house. The scene was cleared by 2:41 PM.

Temple EMS, police, and personnel from Oncor Electric were also at the scene with fire investigators. The cause of the fire had not been determined Wednesday afternoon.

We want to give special thanks to all the emergency responders working on New Year's Day to keep us all safe and wish them a safe and happy 2020.

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