Car fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on April 9, 2019 at around 6:30pm, Deputies were dispatched to 8825 State Route 96 in the Town of Covert for the report of a vehicle fire in a garage. Erin Butler, Age 36, of  ( same address ) Interlaken NY was alone in the garage working on his 1978 Fiat when a solenoid sparked and caught the fuel that had come from the carburetor on fire. The engine bay and Erin’s coat were engulfed with flames. Interlaken FD was on scene  and was able to put out most of the fire with a fire extinguisher. FD trucks arrived on scene and put out the rest. Ovid and Lodi Fire Departments were called off from further assistance prior to arrival. Trumansburg Fire Department and ambulance were on scene to assist. No one was injured in the event. The vehicle is covered under the homeowners insurance and will have to cover about $3,000 in damages to the vehicle.