Around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Tamaqua firefighters, fire police, and other emergency personnel responded quickly to a pull box alarm call of a garage fire in the center and rear of the 400 block of E. Union St. Reportedly, aresident in his garage was smoking and accidentally lit his recliner on fire. Fire Chief Tom Hartz Sr. was walking his dog when he noticed the smoke and called for a response. The resident, also noticing that his recliner was on fire, extinguished it. No one was hurt.