Investigators are searching for the cause of a large garage fire that lit up Clearview Township on Thursday afternoon.

Flames ripped through the garage just before 2:30 p.m. in the area of the 36-37 Sideroad at Concession 6, just south of Collingwood.

No one was home at the time and firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading to a nearby house.

The fire has been extinguished, but officials don’t know a cause. Damage is set at $50,000.

The investigation is ongoing.