A fire Saturday afternoon destroyed a car and garage and damaged a house at 16 Greenhill Court in Linden.
Fire Chief Richard E. Mabie said in a news release Monday that the fire started with a defective car engine in the garage.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 1:52 p.m. and found heavy smoke engulfing the front of the house when they arrived, Mabie said.
Mabie said the fire entered the house from a side door into the kitchen and dining area, but fire crews who had entered through the front door of the house managed to contain it.
Mabie estimated damage to the house at $75,000.