Garage fire in Lakewood damages two homes

Firefighters quickly contained a garage fire that started early Monday in Lakewood.

West Pierce Fire crews were called about 4 a.m. to the 8400 block of Maple Street Southwest and found flames coming from the attached garage and carport.

The family’s smoke alarms alerted them to the blaze and everyone inside the house was able to get out safely and wait for firefighters.

The fire also damaged a neighbor’s house, Battalion Chief Hallie McCurdy said.

A cause has not been determined.