Car fire spreads to house in Jefferson Township

A car was destroyed by fire on Birdland Avenue in Jefferson Township.

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — A car was destroyed by fire in Jefferson Township early on Friday morning.

The fire happened in the 5800 block of Birdland Avenue just before 1 a.m. on Friday.

Fire officials say a short in the car battery caused the fire. The car caught on fire in the front yard of a house, before the fire spread to the house.

Firefighters were able to knock down the flames on the house quickly, but the car was destroyed.

The car owner says the fire escalated quickly.

“Flames just got to going up,: the car owner said. “I’m telling buzz, get out the car, get out the car.”

“We throw water on it, more flames come up. I’m like Buzz, get out the car, get out the car. You know, we ran. You feel me? We didn’t have no choice.”

No one was hurt in the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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