Car ‘explodes,’ setting Edmond home on fire

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EDMOND, Okla. - Fire crews battled a fire at a home in Edmond Saturday afternoon.

“They took their car in this morning to get serviced. It had a check engine light on," said neighbor Andrea Hurst. "You know, they got it serviced, routine, came back home. Apparently, he parked in the garage, went inside and the car exploded.”

Firefighters responded to the area near N.W. 190th and Chestnut Oak. In video taken by Hurst's husband, black smoke can be seen coming from the garage where three cars were destroyed.

News 4 spoke to the family that lives in the home, but they declined an interview. However, they said there car had been serviced before the fire.

Neighbors say a similar situation happened just a few blocks over, and firefighters say it's not unheard of.

"Within the past six months, for example? Probably, maybe three," said Major Randy Gonzales with the OKCFD, who confirms the fire started with a vehicle in the garage.

“What the heck happened? What did they get serviced? What kind of car do they have? Do I need to be worried? Like, what is happening?," said Hurst.

There have been no reports of any injuries.


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