Garage fire reported on Porter Avenue in the city
A garage fire is reported at 17 Porter Ave. City fire is responding. The location is between West Main Street and Washington Avenue.
UPDATE 6:23 p.m.: Fire is out. Mercy medics responding to a victim with burns on his arm(s).
UPDATE 7 p.m.: According to Lt. Greg Ireland, City fire, a small box was on fire in the garage and the resident had it 95 percent out when firefighters arrived. A fire investigation team from City fire is investigating the cause of the fire. The resident was transported to UMMC for treatment.
What exploded and caused the fire?
Not sure what a thumbs down is for. There was a big explosion then the fire trucks showed up a couple minutes later. Howard was there and must have caught wind of what happened even if there isn't an official disclosure.
I was there and came back and wrote an update with all of the information available. You posted your comment after the update.
So you didn't over hear one fireman talk about an explosion or what they speculated the cause was.
Whether I did or didn't, I can't report it. Anything I might add would be pure speculation and would open me up to liability for any incorrect information if it was considered defamatory.