Police Investigate Car Fire, Explosion in Middlefield

Firefighters were called to Independent Day School early Thursday morning after a car caught fire in the school's parking lot.


State police are investigating an early morning car fire at in Middlefield.

The fire was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday by a neighbor who witnessed flames shooting 20 feet in the air, according to Middlefield Fire Marshal Stanley Atwell. 

The fire caused an explosion but no injuries were reported.

Atwell said the vehicle was parked about 50 feet away from the building and belonged to an alumni of the school. That person has not been identified and police could not be reached for comment.

A school official told Patch the area had been roped off and caused some curiosity Thursday, but that the school was operating normally.

Firefighters from Middlefield and three state troopers responded to the scene shortly after the fire was reported, Atwell said.

The vehicle was destroyed by the fire.

Ellen Waff June 07, 2012 at 01:53 PM
My daughter heard 4 or more explosions....but we live right by the school.
Dan June 07, 2012 at 04:15 PM
4 tires
Concerned Citizen June 08, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Thanks for your invaluable commentary dan. I dont know what these people would do without you. We need more people like you in our world.
Steven June 10, 2012 at 08:42 PM
And he's good looking too
Nunya Zness June 11, 2012 at 06:17 PM
we need that, too!


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