NewsPalm Beach CountyRegion C Palm Beach CountyLoxahatchee Acreage


Early-morning garage fire damages vehicles in The Acreage

Posted at 6:35 AM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 16:34:45-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Two vehicles stored inside a large garage were damaged after an early-morning fire near The Acreage.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said they were called to a shed fire in the 16200 block of 76th Street North around 4:30 a.m.

They arrived to find a 1,500 square-foot garage engulfed in flames. The fire caused two of the vehicles' tires to pop.

Residents were inside a neighboring house at the time, but no one was inside the garage.

Investigators have determined the fire began on the west interior wall of the building. Linseed oil-soaked rags had been placed into a plastic container and combustible material was placed on the rags which sparked the fire, Fire Rescue said.

Investigators have classified the fire as accidental.

No one was hurt.