BARKER – A woman said she was in bed when she heard three explosions and looked outside and saw smoke and flames coming from the rear of the home’s attached garage at 5:16 a.m. Monday at 9782 Haight Road.
Carol A. Tucker, 71, told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that she awakened her husband, Ronald A. Tucker, 72, and then called 911.
Ronald Tucker said he removed a classic car from the garage. He told deputies that he hadn’t used any equipment in the garage in the last day and said there were no electrical problems he was aware of. Damage to the approximately 20 by 50 foot garage was listed at $65,000.
The Barker Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire. Niagara County Cause and Origin is investigating the fire.