The Billings Fire Department says an early morning garage fire Monday at 14 Heather Drive, was intentionally set.
The cause of the fire was ruled incendiary, said Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Tatum.
Two Billings Fire Department engines, a ladder truck and a battalion chief responded to the garage fire in the Heights at 3:36 a.m., Tatum said.
The garage was one in a long row of garages across the street from an equally long row of apartments, said Battalion Chief Ed Regele. It was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and no one was injured in the incident.
The owner of the garage’s contents was one of the first people who called 911, after he thought he saw flames through a window, Regele said. He quickly ran to get his car out of the enclosure but was unable to get his other property out before fire engulfed the space.
The fire caused about $25,000 in damage as it scorched the garage and its contents including a vehicle and two jet skis. The fire also caused minor damage to two vehicles in the parking lot across from the garage, Tatum said. The property was insured.
Further investigation will be done by the Billings Police Department.