TONEY, Ala. – An early morning house fire started with what sounded like an explosion on Thursday.
Authorities on scene told News 19 crews that a call came in around 3:55 Thursday morning in the 2400-block of Grimwood Road. They say the fire started in a truck parked under a carport and quickly moved to a second car.
Someone heard a loud boom, similar to a tire exploding.
While extinguishing the fire, crews worked to protect other nearby buildings and a propane tank.
Both the carport and the house caught on fire. One person was in the house at the time, but they escaped the home. No injuries were reported.
Toney Volunteer Fire Department responded, along with mutual aid from Bobo, Harvest, Hazel Green, Meridianville, and Monrovia Volunteer Fire Departments. Alabama State Troopers, HEMSI, and Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded as well.
the fire was brought under control within 45 minutes, according to Toney VFD officials, and extinguished shortly thereafter.
The cause of the fire was unknown and under investigation as of Thursday morning.