Greenwich garage fire

The damage of a garage fire at 223 Miller Road in Greenwich Township is estimated to exceed $150,000, including several antique or vintage vehicles. The Aug. 10 fire originated as a vehicle fire that spread to the structure.

Several vintage vehicles stored in a detached garage at a Greenwich Township residence were destroyed in a fire discovered by the homeowner late Monday, Aug. 10, a fire official said Aug. 11.

Crews from Berks and Lehigh counties were called to the two-alarm blaze at 223 Miller Road shortly before midnight.

Chief Mark Richards of Virginville Fire Company said the homeowner discovered via his security cameras that one of the vehicles was on fire.

County property records identify the homeowner as Randall Boltz.

He pushed the burning car — a 1970s Corvette — out of the garage, but the flames had extended to the structure, which was on fire when the first crews arrived, Richards said.

He suffered a minor injury when he fell while pushing the vehicle and was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel.

As many as five vintaged vehicles were stored in the garage.

Richard said he immediately struck a second alarm for additional manpower and equipment. The fire was quickly controlled, but some crews remained at the scene until 2 a.m. Aug. 11, mopping up and putting out hot spots.

The garage sustained significant damage. A damage estimate was unavailable.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation by a state police fire marshal.

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