Woman starts car in garage, ignites fire

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Fire Department responded to reports of a garage fire at 1440 3rd St. Thursday.

When fire crews arrived on the scene the garage was fully engulfed in flames.

Fire Chief Jim Parrish said the fire was started when the female owner of the home started her car in the garage, igniting a fire under the car.  

Her husband found the fire and called 911.

The owner did not suffer any injuries.

The fire caused extensive damage to the garage, roof and attic space of the home.  

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