Gas Generator Explosion Destroys Garage in Evansville

A garage was destroyed in Evansville on Monday evening after the fire department says a gas-powered generator exploded after someone poured fuel inside of it while it was operating.

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 12:28 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2021 12:35 PM

An Evansville garage is likely a total loss after a gas generator explosion in Evansville on Monday evening.

Members of the Evansville Fire Department responded to a home on Gilbert Avenue around 6:34 p.m. on Monday.

Residents of the home contacted the fire department and advised of a detached garage fire that had been caused by a gas generator explosion.

When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames but successfully extinguished the fire.

According to EFD, the fire was caused by a tenant's friend, who dumped gas in the generator as it was operating. The fire is being considered accidental.

EFD says the individual who poured gas in the generator did suffer a burn to the hand, and that the garage is likely a total loss with all contents suffering heavy heat/flame damage.

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