Fire guts garage, vintage sports car


A fire Tuesday afternoon on S. CR 500W destroyed the homeowner's vintage car. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

Firefighters extinguish a garage fire Tuesday at S. CR 500W near U.S. 40. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — No one could stop staring at the charred remnants of the car.

The blackened remains of the 1969 Corvette Stingray convertible were just about all that was left after a brief but intense fire ravaged the detached garage behind a home in the 700 block of South CR 500W Tuesday afternoon.

The blaze broke out around 3:20 p.m. after the home’s occupants noticed smoke on the south side of the property behind the house, where the garage was located.

By the time firefighters received the call, heavy smoke had clouded the area and was billowing high enough to be visible from U.S. 40, three-quarters of a mile away.

Firefighters had the flames under control quickly, but after the fire and water damage, there was little left of the garage but rubble.

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