Firefighters Save Man’s Prized 1970 Corvette from a House Fire

[VIDEO] Firefighters Save Man’s Prized 1970 Corvette from a House Fire

[VIDEO] Firefighters Save Man's Prized 1970 Corvette from a House Fire

We’ve told you sad news in the past about Corvettes being gutted by fires.

Today we have some good news, though, about a 1970 Corvette that was saved from ruin Saturday by quick-acting firefighters in Carmichael, Calif., who moved it out of the garage while flames were shooting out of the roof of a house.

At first, firefighters feared that an elderly man might have been trapped inside the burning house in the 6200 block of Meadowvista Drive.

But fortunately, a thorough search revealed that the house was indeed empty, though a resident of the house later came forward and told authorities he wasn’t at home during the fire.

The home suffered significant damage to the back porch and attic, Sacramento Metro Fire Captain Michelle Eidam said, and the living quarters were also moderately damaged.

Eidman says the blaze did about $100,000 in damage.

Still, it could have been much worse, with no humans injured and no classic Corvettes damaged. Firefighters emerged from the blaze without any injuries, too, and were able to keep any other homes from being damaged. They also report that two dogs escaped from the fire, though a third dog is still missing.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.


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Mitch Talley
Mitch Talley has loved Corvettes since he was just 8 years old. He's owned 10 Corvettes since 1983, including examples from the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth generations. His goal is to own first, second, and seventh generation cars someday. He and his son, Chris, also a Corvette enthusiast, served as Captains of the 2014 Georgia Corvette Caravan.


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