Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Gasoline spill sparked garage fire

April 3, 2014 Updated: April 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm
0
photo - The fire department tweeted that crews were battling the blaze at 3:30 p.m. and said the garage was fully engulfed with flames. (Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette)
The fire department tweeted that crews were battling the blaze at 3:30 p.m. and said the garage was fully engulfed with flames. (Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette) 

A motorcycle repair garage was destroyed Thursday afternoon after gasoline reportedly spilled, came into contact with a propane heater and sparked a blaze.

At least one person was treated for minor injuries, Colorado Springs firefighters said.

When firefighters arrived around 3:30 p.m., the garage, at 1302 Richards Ave., near East Cheyenne Road in southeast Colorado Springs, was engulfed in flames, according to tweet from the fire department. Heavy smoke from the fire could be seen from Interstate 25, and an electronic highway sign alerted drivers to the fire.

The fire started after a mishap with a fuel line, said a mechanic who was in the garage when the fire broke out. The man, who did not want to be identified, said things were exploding around him as he and another mechanic grabbled two dogs and ran from the garage.

The mechanic said the garage, and several motorcycles inside, were completely destroyed by the fire.

The adjoining house, a nearby shed, and a truck in front of the house, were also scorched in the fire.

Red Cross also reported that a disaster team was on scene to help.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

Some news is free.
Exceptional journalism takes time, effort and your support.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.