Crews Knock Down a Garage Fire South of Reno

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RENO, Nev. -- Fire crews knocked down a garage fire south of Reno just as dusk fell in the Truckee Meadows Saturday.

It happened at about 4pm in the 1500 block of Perlite, that is east of Old 395 near Towne Drive, south of Geiger Grade Road.

The entire garage was destroyed in the fire. Two people were inside the house at the time. They had minor injuries including smoke inhalation and minor burns. One of them was taken to the hospital. A pet bird was rescued from inside the home but cat is still missing. One neighbor's home suffered damage as well.

The residents will not be able to return to the home tonight, but as soon as repairs of the smoke damage are complete, they will be able to go back.

KOLO 8 News Now has a crew at the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.