Firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 3600 block of Nordstrom Lane in Lafayette at 9:12 p.m. Sunday.
The fire started in the garage of the residence but firefighters from both the Contra Costa and Moraga-Orinda Fire Department put out the fire just as it started moving toward the rest of the house, said Contra Costa Fire Battalion Chief Dave George.
The fire destroyed the garage but no one was injured, George said.
It took firefighters 20 minutes from the time they were notified to get the fire under control, he said.
The steepness of the lane made access toward the house a challenge, George said.
_Janice De Jesus