Blaze Destroys Retired Firefighter's Barn, Car In Antioch

Posted at 5:58 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 07:01:38-04

Crews were called to a residence in Antioch after a barn and car caught fire overnight.

The incident was reported around 3:30 a.m. Monday on Mount View Road.

The victim, a retired firefighter, called 911 after waking up to find flames at his woodworking shop.

The closest fire hydrant was on Old Franklin Road and it's apparently broken. As a result, there was a large response to haul in water from half a mile away.  

Firefighters had to pull off the metal to attack hot spots in the structure.

The fire traveled to a car, forcing crews to put foam on the vehicle to keep the blaze contained. 

No one was inside at the time, and there were no injuries. 

It's not clear how the fire started.