Smoking truck sparks garage fire in Henrico County

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — No one was injured or will be displaced after a garage went up in flames in Henrico County Tuesday morning.

The fire occurred at around 10:45 a.m. in the 8500 block of Mark Lawn Drive of North Parham Road. First-arriving units reported heavy fire pouring from a detached single-story garage. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze and prevent it from spreading to the home located just a few feet away.

Photo courtesy Captain Danny Rosenbaum/Henrico Fire
Photo courtesy Captain Danny Rosenbaum/Henrico Fire

The fire was determined to have been accidental in nature and started in a pickup truck parked in the garage. Officials say the owner noted the truck was smoking when he parked it. A few minutes later in caught fire and spread to the garage. The owner made it out of the garage and was not injured.


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