Car fire spreads, damages Clark County home

Published: Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 3:53 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 5:02 AM

UPDATE @ 5 a.m.

Firefighters believe a flat tire on a car might have sparked a blaze that spread to a nearby home in Clark County Saturday morning.

Crews were dispatched to a home in the 500 block of Bowser Street in Park Layne around 3:30 a.m. on reports of a car fire near a structure.

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Bethel Township Fire Lt. Nick Carpenter said due to several firefighters already on calls in Clark County, firefighters from Huber Heights and Bethel Township in Miami County were first called to respond.

Carpenter said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but the fire is believed to have started from a flat tire on the car. The car then caught fire and spread to the house.

The garage of the home sustained damage estimated to cost around $20,000.

All occupants were able to safely evacuate the home and no injuries were reported.

FIRST REPORT

Firefighters responding to a car fire in Parke Layne have reported the fire has spread to a nearby house.

Crews were dispatched to the home in the 500 block of Bowser Street around 3:30 a.m. on reports of a fully involved car fire near a house.

Firefighters reported the home became engulfed in flames when they arrived on scene, according to initial reports.

Mutual aid crews from Miami County and Huber Heights were requested to the fire, due to Clark County units being tied up at several other scenes.

We have a crew heading to the scene and we’ll update this page when new information is available.

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