Currituck building with race cars, fuel goes up in flames

By on May 10, 2019

The building quickly collapsed. (Crawford Township VFD)

The building quickly collapsed. (Crawford Township VFD)

An oversize two-car garage with a divided family room above went up in flames and quickly collapsed Thursday, according to the Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department.

A department command unit arrived within a minute after the fire was reported at 8:07 p.m., a statement from Keith Storf, the department’s assistant chief, said.

“A ‘working fire’ was declared to Currituck Emergency Communications and a tanker task force was requested due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area,” the statement said.

The Moyock Volunteer Fire Department and a Currituck County EMS unit were also sent to the fire at 106 Penland Drive in Currituck County.

Residents said that two race cars and fuel cells containing racing fuel were inside the building.

Flames quickly spread through the structure, which collapsed within 15 minutes of the first arriving fire equipment.

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