An 86-year-old man escaped harm after the garage of his Pleasanton home caught fire Wednesday afternoon.
The raging fire was reported by neighbors and destroyed the garage and its contents that was connected to a home at 7389 Tulipwood Circle, but was extinguished before it spread to the house, itself.
"This fire could have been very bad if it were not for the home and the garage's good construction," said Battalion Chief Barry Rose of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.
Rose told Pleasanton Weekly photographer Jay Flachsbarth that the sheet rock in the garage kept the fire from spreading to the home's attic and that because the door leading to the house was closed, the inside of the house also escaped damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.