A garage fire in Finksburg on Tuesday was caused by spontaneous combustion, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
A garage attached to an empty house in the 1900 block of Orion Drive caught fire at about 5:18 p.m., according to Clay Myers, public information officer for Gamber & Community Fire Company.
The cause of the fire was initially unknown, Myers said, but the Office of the State Fire Marshal ruled the fire “accidental due to the spontaneous combustion of improperly discarded floor finishing materials,” according to a Wednesday morning news release from the fire marshal.
About 20 firefighters from at least seven fire companies responded, according to the release and Myers. The estimated damage totaled $1,000, the release states.
“Luckily, the fire looks like it was contained to the garage,” Myers said.