At 1:21 p.m. April 21, 2019, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported detached garage fire at 1125 Fern Avenue. Firefighters were on the scene by 1:23 and found a detached garage well involved in fire. Firefighters had the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes however remain on the scene as of the writing of this release completing the fire investigation. Firefighters extinguished the fire, checked for any fire extension and ventilated smoke. There were no occupants at home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to firefighters. The fire was discovered by a neighbor who attempted extinguishment and made sure that the 911 call was made. The cause of the fire is being classified as accidental and is attributed to improper disposal of ashes from the fire pit. Fire loss is estimated at $25,000 to the structure, a vehicle that was parked in the garage and contents.