A garage owned by Thelma Russell on Longview Lane in the Baywood area, caught fire around noon on Jan. 15.
Family members were home, but not in the garage, said Galax Fire Chief David Hankley.
The small, detached masonry outbuilding had a woodstove inside and was in use as a two-car garage. The roof collapsed at the Galax Fire Department’s arrival, said Hankley.
He said the woodstove is suspected as the cause.