An outdoor burn barrel started a garage fire on Mowbray Mountain on Sunday morning.
At 11 a.m., a homeowner called 911 reporting a garage fire at 2426 Welch Road. The Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene within minutes reporting a garage fire.
Firefighters conducted a defensive fire attack and contained the fire to the garage. No injuries were reported.
Chief Chris Weddington, Mowbray VFD, said the homeowner was burning items in a barrel located 10 feet from the garage. With windy conditions, the embers traveled to the garage and caught fire.
The fire is ruled accidental. Damages are listed at $40,000.
The homeowner said he was grateful for Mowbray VFD quick response and containing the garage fire from spreading to his home.