Fire crews douse north Overland Park car fire before it can spread to house

Crews put out a car fire in an Overland Park garage before it spread to the structure.
Crews put out a car fire in an Overland Park garage before it spread to the structure.

Overland Park and Consolidated Fire District No. 2 crews were able to quell a car fire in a north Overland Park garage late Thursday afternoon before it could do any significant damage to the house.

Firefighters received the call to the 5900 block of W. 74th Street shortly after 4 p.m., when the homeowner noticed smoke coming from the garage. Fire crews found a fire in the engine compartment of the car parked there, a white Pontiac Grand Prix, and used an electric saw to open the car’s hood and vent the flame.

“It was a very quick knockdown with no extension [into other parts of the house] whatsoever,” said Jason Rhodes of the Overland Park Fire Department. “Fortunately, it was pretty minor.”