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Photos: Hybrid Jeep explosion sends garage door flying

“It was a scary moment for our crews,” Mountain View Fire Rescue officials said


Photo/Mountain View Fire Rescue

By Mitchell Byars
Daily Camera

ERIE, Colo. — A hybrid vehicle fire caused a small explosion at a home in Erie Tuesday morning.

Mountain View Fire Rescue officials tweeted that dispatchers received a report of a structure fire on Marlowe Circle in the Morgan Hill neighborhood of Erie at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters found a hybrid Jeep 4XE hybrid smoking inside a garage. When crews put water on the vehicle, the battery caused a small explosion, blowing the garage door off its track.

The door flew 30 feet and almost hit a Mountain View Fire captain, but no injuries were ultimately reported.

The home sustained only minor damage.

“It was a scary moment for our crews this morning,” Mountain View officials wrote.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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