Mary Alice Reporting –

An afternoon alarm sounded for the Uhrichsville Fire Department for a truck fire at 613 W. 1st Street.

Units arrived to discover a 1999 Ford truck and a garage on fire that was spreading to a neighboring unit.

Chief Justin Edwards says that firefighter arrived at around 2:30pm and noticed that the truck was fully involved while the garage was partially.

“It did have a number of tires in the back of it and around the truck up next to the garage. The first crew on scene quickly knocked the fire down and prevented and further damage. There was some storage units owned by another individual. One end received heat damage and a little bit of damage from fire crew checking for heat extension.”

The cause is attributed to the resident wielding under the truck at the time. He was not injured.

Estimated damage is around $15,000.

Assisting on scene was firefighters from Dennison and New Philadelphia.

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