(Photo by Gary Koelzer) Caro firefighters work to extinguish a garage blaze Tuesday at 530 E. Frank St. in Caro. The structure was a total loss and an adjacent house was also damaged, as were multiple power lines.

A garage was destroyed by fire Tuesday, but firefighters stopped the blaze before it did significant damage to a nearby house.

At about 8:30 p.m., Caro firefighters were dispatched to 530 E. Frank St. for a garage completely engulfed in flames. The house on the property was beginning to catch fire, as were the power lines above the garage.

The home contains two apartments and is occupied by two families. There were no injuries reported. One family sought its own refuge for the night while the other was assisted by the Red Cross, according to a press release from the Caro Fire Department.

The home sustained minor damage, but the garage was a complete loss.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but authorities suspect it was caused by a grill that was used in the garage earlier in the evening.

Firefighters were on scene for about two and a half hours. The Caro Fire Department was assisted by the Fairgrove Fire Department, Michigan State Police and DTE Energy, which was on scene for several hours to repair damaged power lines.