TWO RIVERS (WFRV) — An off-duty Manitowoc firefighter helped two women and a dog evacuate their home after items in a garage caught fire.

The Two Rivers Fire Department says the firefighter was driving in the 2800 block of 45th Street around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday when he notified the women about the fire and helped them evacuate.

When fire crews arrived at the scene, they found smoke coming from the garage’s overhead door.  Firefighters extinguished the items on fire.  They also ventilated smoke to clear the home.

The fire caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to the garage, including smoke, drywall, and siding damage. 

No one was injured.