Garage Fire in South Thomaston

Posted Feb. 09, 2010, at 11:08 p.m.

Firefighters from Thomaston, Rockland, St. George and Owls Head were called for mutual aid to a garage fire at 19 Island Road in South Thomaston just after 7 p.m. Monday. South Thomaston Fire Chief Bryan Calderwood said a man who was “power braking” his vehicle near Island Auto ignited a fire in the vehicle, which spread to the nearby garage. Approximately 60 firefighters and 10 firetrucks, along with police and emergency personnel, went to the scene. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with minor injuries, according to Calderwood. The fire is under investigation. No further information was available Tuesday evening.

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