Car fire destroys the vehicle and damages nearby shed


October 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A fire that began with a car Friday evening in Red Oak spread to a nearby structure, damaging the building and destroying the car. Red Oak Police were notified about a car fire in the 500 block of East Washington Avenue. When they arrived they found a 1993 Chevy Corsica fully engulfed in flames. The fire quickly spread to a tree, stack of tires, and a shed. Red Oak Fire Fighters made quick work of putting out the car’s flames, but it was considered a total loss. The amount of damage to the shed had not been determined. Both the car and the shed are owned by Michael Shane Evans, of Red Oak.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Red Oak Police Department at 712-623-6500, or, Montgomery County Crimestoppers at 1-800-432-1001.