FAIRFIELD — Fairfield firefighters quickly put out a car fire early Monday morning in an apartment carport before it could spread to the apartments or other cars.
The fire started at about 5:40 a.m. at the apartment complex at 2751 Peppertree Drive. Firefighters found the vehicle fully engulfed and apartments threatened.
“We had it knocked down in about 10 minutes,” Battalion Chief Bob Stoffel said Tuesday. “Because of the exposure to the apartment complex, it took a little while to finish up.”
He said three engines responded and two stayed on scene for about 30 minutes. They contained the fire to the one vehicle and carport.
Stoffel said he didn’t have a value for the car, but called it a total loss. He said the carport was probably worth $20,000. Stoffel said the Fire Department is working with police to determine the cause of the blaze.
“We are working with them right now,” Stoffel said.
Barry Eberling contributed to this report. Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.