Fire starts in car, is confined to garage

August 03, 1994

Firefighters in southwest Carroll found themselves fighting one fire and answering another call nearby yesterday afternoon.

At 2:15 p.m. firefighters from Winfield, Westminster, Gamber and Reese were dispatched to a house fire on Salem Bottom Road between Nicodemus and Bloom Road.

The fire started in an automobile parked in the driveway near the attached garage, fire officials said.

Flames spreadfrom the car to the garage and were confined to that portion of the dwelling by the firefighters. The cause is under investigation by Winfield fire officials.

At 3:06 p.m. firefighters from Winfield, Mount Airy and New Windsor responded to investigate the odor of electrical smoke in the basement of a house in the 4000 block of Bee Court. The volunteers found no fire but notified the electric company.

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