A Santee Fire Department truck. Courtesy of the city

A family of four was displaced Tuesday morning when a fire tore through the garage of their Santee home.

The non-injury blaze was reported around 8:45 a.m. at a single-story house on Woodrose Avenue between Maple Tree Road and 3 Oaks Way, according to the Santee Fire Department.

Crews knocked down the flames by 9:10 a.m., but the fire destroyed the garage and damaged two cars parked in the driveway, 10News reported.

The American Red Cross was called to the scene to help the displaced residents — two adults and two children — arrange for interim lodging, a fire department official said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

–City News Service

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