A fire in Leamington destroyed a garage and the vehicles inside it.

The fire broke out after 8 p.m. Thursday at a garage in the 700-block of Highway 77 between Mersea Roads 7 and 8, according to Leamington Fire Services.

The fire was fully involved when crews arrived, closing down the road for nearly an hour as firefighters battled the blaze.

Damage is initially estimated at roughly $220,000. That is because two vehicles inside the garage and a German luxury car outside were destroyed by the fire.

Firefighters also had to battle high winds during the blaze. Officials say it took crews about two and a half hours to put the flames out.

The fire also knocked out hydro to the home.

The cause is undetermined at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.