Rock Valley, Iowa — A car was destroyed in a fire on Monday, March 20, 2023, near Rock Valley.
According to Rock Valley Fire Chief Brent Eshuis, at about 8:50 p.m., the Rock Valley Fire Department was called to the report of a car fire at 2417 340th Street, three miles south of Rock Valley’s west side.
The chief says the fire department saw the car outside a garage with its engine compartment fully engulfed as they approached the scene. He says they used water and foam to fight the fire.
Eshuis says no injuries were reported.
He says someone had been working on the fuel line, went to start the car and it started on fire. The chief says the fire may have been accelerated by the fact that there may have been some gasoline on the ground.
Chief Eshuis reports that the vehicle was totaled in the blaze and some siding on the garage melted and will need to be replaced.
He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about 20 minutes.