Fire damages Ransom Place garages, homes

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Two garages and their adjacent homes were damaged by a fire Thursday morning in the historic Ransom Place neighborhood of Indianapolis. Multiple callers at about 3:45 a.m reported smoke and fire coming from two garages behind homes in the 800 block of California Avenue. Resident Michelle Kavanaugh and her two children, ages 5 and 10, safely escaped the home while the fire destroyed their garage, housing a 1992 Camaro convertible and family belongings. Fire officials estimate total damage at about $75,000.

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