Race cars burn in garage fire
Three dirt-track race cars were among four vehicles destroyed Saturday in the garage at a Blue Hill Township residence.
The fire was at about 7:15 p.m., about 6 1/2 miles southwest of Princeton at 16907 319th Ave.
Princeton firefighters responded to find a 32-foot by 50-foot, unattached garage fully engulfed by fire, according to Princeton Fire Captain Troy Thompson. Within a few minutes, the roof of the garage collapsed, said Thompson, who noted that firefighters didn’t clear the scene until 10:30 p.m.
There was nothing that could be done to save the garage or its contents, Thompson said. Tools and racing equipment were among the items destroyed. A renter was home at the time, Thompson said.
It is suspected that the fire started when spilled fuel was ignited by a spark from a battery charger, Thompson said.