The Oak Ridge Fire Department responded to Hampshire Circle at 2:44 this morning for a report of a car fire. First arriving units reported three cars underneath a carport with heavy fire involvement. Firefighters worked quickly to attempt to extinguish the fire but were faced with the challenge of approximately 50 gallons of gasoline being involved in the fire via the fuel tanks of the cars.
Firefighters worked to contain the fire and burning gasoline to the carport area to prevent any run off into a nearby creek and storm drains. The fire was reported to be under control after about 40 minutes of extinguishment efforts.
The three cars underneath the carport were ruled a complete loss. A nearby car and some windows on an adjacent multi-family residence were damaged during the fire. There were no injuries from the fire and the cause is still under investigation.
For additional information contact Deputy Chief Josh Waldo at (865) 425-3525.
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