No one was injured in two separate Hillsboro fires last week — one that destroyed a garage and a shop at a southeast Hillsboro home, and one at a restaurant on Southeast Oak Street.

Firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a two-story garage/shop on Southeast 66th Place the morning of Dec. 21. Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke coming from the windows and flames showing through the roof. The homeowner said he heard popping sounds outside his home and went outside to discover his garage in flames. Twenty-five firefighters responded to the fire, which was brought under control in 43 minutes.

Three days later, on Christmas Eve, an early morning blaze damaged the exterior of Aroma Mexican Restaurant on Southeast Oak Street.

The blaze was reported to Washington County 911 dispatchers just after 5 a.m. by an employee at a nearby business.

When Hillsboro firefighters arrived, they found flames on the back corner of the building that extended to the roof.

The fire was contained to the outside of the building, with only moderate smoke damage found inside.

Firefighters from the Cornelius Fire Department also assisted.

No one was injured in either fire.

According to Bruce Montgomery, public information officer for the Hillsboro Fire Department, investigators are still processing the scenes of these two fires for evidence as to the causes of the blazes.

No damage estimates have been provided.

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