There were no injuries reported at 24 Highland Terrace in Hanson on Sunday morning where firefighters were called for a house fire just before 11:30 a.m.
The residents had already exited the home safely, according to a press release from Fire Chief Jerome Thompson.
When crews arrived at the scene they entered the garage and were able to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to the house.
There was a boat inside the garage, which was towed safely out of the way for firefighters to gain access to the garage. The boat was not involved in the fire.
The fire originated on the exterior of the garage and there was extensive damage to the back of the house.
The cause of the fire was ruled accidental, Thompson said in an update on Tuesday May 4.
Crews cleared the scene by 1 p.m., Sunday. Estimated damages are at approximately $50,000, according to the press release.
Hanson received station coverage from Pembroke fire with Whitman and Hanover firefighters assisting at the scene.
Hanson police were available for traffic control.