Home, garage destroyed by fire in Brandon Township

A fire in Brandon Township destroyed a home Tuesday afternoon.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said it received a report of a garage fire on Big Chip Road NW, on the east side of Chippewa Lake, at about 1:13 p.m.

The homeowner told authorities his attached garage was fully engulfed in flames, and while the Brandon Fire Department was en route, they learned the flames had spread to the house.

The homeowner, identified as 65-year-old Thomas Behlke, was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The sheriff's office said the home and garage are a complete loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.