An early-morning fire destroyed three vehicles and a carport Wednesday in Montclair. The cause is under investigation. It caused $75,000 in damages.
An early-morning fire destroyed three vehicles and a carport Wednesday in Montclair. The cause is under investigation. It caused $75,000 in damages. (Courtesy photo)

MONTCLAIR - An early-morning fire destroyed three vehicles and a carport on Wednesday causing an estimated $75,000 in damage, fire officials said.

"Most of the cost damages actually came from a work truck that had quite a few tools inside," Montclair fire Division Chief Steve Jackson.

Firefighters were called out about 1 a.m. to the 10300 block of Vernon Avenue for what was initially reported as a vehicle fire, Jackson said.

Authorities determined the blaze had spread and had engulfed three vehicles and a carport.

The carport was not attached to the associated apartment complex.

Residents in the apartments were not immediately in danger due to the blaze.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within 15 minutes, Jackson said.

No one was injured and the apartment complex was not evacuated, he said.

The fire started inside or near one of the three charred vehicles, but the cause is under investigation.


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