Elmwood Avenue garage fire deemed 'suspicious'

Lockport firefighters extinguished a garage fire at 98 Elmwood Ave. on Monday night that fire investigators later deemed "suspicious."

Nearly two dozen firefighters responded to the fire and managed to get the blaze under control by 8:17 p.m., less than 10 minutes after arriving on the scene. The fire caused about $11,500 in damages.

The homeowner told the Lockport Fire Department he uses the garage for storage and that it has no electricity.

LFD said the fire is "suspicious in nature" and is under investigation by the Lockport Police Department and the Niagara County Cause and Origin Team.