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Wilmington Island man recalls late night fire

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Joe Byrd didn't have to go far to catch these flames engulfing his neighbor's house.

"We were watching football and we heard kind of a 'pop' or loud 'bang', we went out the front door, the garage was fully involved. I told my wife to call the fire dept."

Byrd then took out his cell phone and filmed the fire as it destroyed his neighbor's garage. The flames grew so large he also started warning other neighbors about the blaze.

"I beat on his door to make sure he knew what was going on, because it was fully involved."

Southside Fire arrived and almost as quickly as the fire started firefighters put it out. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Firefighters say the house has some smoke damage but the garage and everything in it is a total loss.

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