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March 6, 2013

Car fire in driveway sparks blaze in garage

By Terry Oparka
C & G Staff Writer

A fire in a Honda Civic parked in a driveway on Sheffield, in the 14 Mile and Rochester Road area, ignited a garage just after 1:30 a.m. March 2.

According to reports, when firefighters arrived on the scene, the detached garage had started to burn, and the vehicle was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in frigid temperatures and one firefighter fell and was injured. The firefighter was transported to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak for treatment. The firefighter’s condition was not known at press time. The man who was in the home when the fire occurred was not hurt, and he waited outside the home for firefighters to arrive, according to reports.

Firefighters remained on the scene for two hours. The Honda Civic is a total loss, according to reports. The garage sustained moderate damage and the home sustained minor damage to an eave near the fire, Troy Assistant Fire Chief Dave Roberts said in a prepared statement.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Terry Oparka at toparka@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1054.