The fire that charred the garage of a Battle Ground home Monday afternoon was caused by an electrical problem, officials said.
Curtis Eavenson, a Clark County deputy fire marshal, said the cause involved a power strip and battery chargers for power tools.
“I don’t know exactly which one it was (that failed),” he said.
The fire caused an estimated $75,000 damage to the structure and $25,000 to contents, he said.
Crews with Clark County Fire & Rescue and Fire District 3 were called at 3:20 p.m. Monday to the house at 319 S.E. 20th Ave.