EAST STROUDSBURG — A car fire and suspected tire explosion rocked residents of an East Stroudsburg street from their slumber late Thursday night.
Residents of the 200 block of Brodhead Avenue reported a loud noise in a lot behind their homes at around 10:43 p.m. on Feb. 27, and at least one person called 911.
Engines from the Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg Fire Departments — including Acme Hose Co. No. 1, Chemical Fire Co. 1 and Phoenix Fire Co. No. 2 — responded to the scene to find a fully involved car fire, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 Assistant Chief Joe Totero said.
Firefighters packed the street and were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, though some residents from the odd-numbered houses closest to the scene had to brave the chilly night air for almost an hour until they were permitted to return home.
The vehicle that caught fire was heavily damaged, if not destroyed, Totero said, with the loud noise likely coming from the tires blowing out in the midst of the fire.
The back of the home closest to the vehicle suffered some damage, Totero noted, reporting that at least some of the siding on the back of the residence had melted.
No injuries were reported at the scene.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.