UPDATE: Car fire in Morgan Junction ruled ‘accidental’


6:47 AM: Thanks to the texter who sent the photos from the aftermath of a car fire just before 5 am in the 6500 block of 42nd SW [map] in Morgan Junction. The car caught fire in a carport, they report, adding, “We all got evacuated; no one was hurt.”


SFD has already left the scene and closed the call; we will update when we find out more later this morning.

12:53 PM NOTE: We are now expecting to get that information closer to mid-or-late afternoon, and will update as soon as we do.

2:18 PM: Just talked with SFD Lt. Sue Stangl. She says the fire was ruled “accidental,” with $25,000 damage done to the carport structure, $12,000 to the vehicle, and $500 to its contents.

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Car fire in Morgan Junction ruled 'accidental'"

  • Franci June 28, 2016 (2:09 pm)

    Was there a loud bang when the car caught fire?  I’m asking because I was awake just before 5:00 and heard what at first I thought was a firework, but not..  Just wondering if its related to this?

    • WSB June 28, 2016 (2:17 pm)

      The person who texted us used the phrase “blew up” … however, we have just confirmed with SFD that the fire was ruled accidental. Not to say an accidental fire couldn’t have started with a bang …

  • Elizabeth June 28, 2016 (7:00 pm)

    I live in the building next door and was awakened by a very loud bang from the fire before the alarm sounded and the sirens. It was really loud!

  • FranCI June 28, 2016 (9:30 pm)

    That must be what I heard .  I’m about 8 blocks south and the noise I heard almost sounded muffled, which makes sense with the distance .  

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