Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Elyria – If you are looking for a good deal on a used, slightly charred automobile – have we got a deal for you.

Takori Brown of Elyria was in the process of having some electrical problems fixed on her 2001 Mazda 626 Tuesday afternoon when trouble struck. Assistant Chief Ron Brlas of the Elyria Fire Department said that after attempting to start the car several times Brown left the car to go get a tow truck. Shortly after she left, the engine compartment caught on fire.

The car was parked in the driveway at 340 South Maple when it caught on fire. The car was parked close to the garage in the back yard sending flames up the face of the garage and into the soffit.

Brlas said that although the fire extended into the garage the damage was minimal, causing only about $5,000.00 in damage. The value of the car, pre-fire, was not available.



Blogger Shannon Swabb said...

I live on Middle and about 8 Fire Dept vehicles (at least 3 of them were engines) went by my house on the way to this fire. I thought we had another General Industries type fire going due to the response. So I was surprised to see this morning that it was this. It's good no one was hurt and the damage was minimal.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Heather Koon said...

Crazy. I am glad no one was hurt.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday Station 2 was manned and we had enough firefighters to place our Heavy Rescue in service.

All totaled yesterday we had 19 firefighters manning 6 pieces of fire apparatus.

No one was off duty on vacation, holiday, etc.

Do not let this fool you though, this is the exception rather than the rule.

At 0800 hrs this morning, station 2was closed due to minimum staffing.

Joe Pronesti
Elyria Fire

2:31 PM  

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