Suffield Resident Burned After Car Bursts Into Flames in Garage

A West Suffied homeowner suffered burns when his car caught fire while he was working on it Thursday afternoon, according to the fire marshal.

Suffield Fire Marshal Mike Thibedeau said the resident was working on his car in his garage at 64 Woods Holllow Drive and started the engine around 4 p.m. The car burst into flames, and the resident tried unsuccessfully to put out the fire with a garden hose.

A neighbor called 911 and firefighters rushed to the scene. It took them about 30 minutes to put out the fire.

Flames were contained to the garage but the house sustained heat and smoke damage. Fire officials said both vehicles in the garage were destroyed.

The family has been displaced and will stay with neighbors Thursday night, according to the fire marshal.

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