Car, Garage Considered 'Total Loss' After Evansville Fire

An Evansville garage fire that happened just after midnight on Friday led to the destruction of the structure and a vehicle that was exposed to the flames, according to the Evansville Fire Department.

Posted: Jan 1, 2021 11:04 AM
Updated: Jan 1, 2021 11:05 AM

The Evansville Fire Department says a garage and a car were destroyed in a fire early on New Year's Day. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the garage fire, which happened on Cardinal Drive in Evansville around 12:38 a.m. on Friday, after nearby neighbors reported seeing flames. Crews arrived minutes after they were dispatched to find heavy smoke and flames.

According to EFD, the garage was a total loss, as was a car that was exposed to the fire.

A neighboring home to the west of the burning garage also sustained damage to its siding, but no residents were displaced.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.


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