LAMORINDA, CA — A car that caught fire in a Lafayette home’s garage Sunday afternoon was quickly doused with the help of fire sprinklers, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Robert Marshall.
Fire crews received a call about the fire at 3:03 p.m. and were able to get the single-alarm blaze under control in less than 10 minutes because the sprinklers were already fighting it by the time firefighters arrived, Marshall said.
There was one resident at the home in the 700 block of Saint Mary’s Road when the fire broke out but no injuries were reported, Marshall said.
“While the vehicle was a total loss, the rest of the house was saved because of the fire sprinklers,” he said. “All around, it was a good save.”
Investigators are still looking into why the car caught fire.
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