Car destroyed after fire in detached garage in Parma

October 12, 2018

Car destroyed after fire in detached garage in Parma

PARMA, Ohio -- A fire in a detached garage in a Parma backyard destroyed a car inside and heavily damaged the garage itself, according to the Parma Fire Department. 

Dispatchers received a call about 6:40 p.m. about a fire in the 3700 block of Torrington Avenue, but because of a language barrier, responders did not fully understand the nature of the emergency until they received more calls about the fire, a fire department spokesman said. 

Firefighters were met with heavy flames in the detached two-car garage, the spokesman said. Firefighters worked to prevent the fire from spreading beyond the garage.

A car inside the garage was destroyed by the fire and the garage sustained significant damage, the spokesman said.

The fire department could not provide an initial damage estimate. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation by the Parma Fire Department Prevention and Investigation Division. 

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