A mirrored headboard caused thousands of dollars of damage after its reflection ignited a residential carport in southwest Fresno on Sunday, the Fresno Fire Department said.
Around 4:10 p.m., dispatchers received a call from a neighbor regarding a detached parking structure and vehicle on fire at a residence in the 2300 block of South Weller Avenue, fire spokesman Hector Vasquez said. The fire was contained by 4:30 p.m.
The parking structure and car were both destroyed, Vasquez said, and there was approximately $15,000 worth of damage.
Firefighters determined the mirrored headboard, which the home’s residents place outside beside the carport, caused the fire by reflecting sunlight onto the structure.
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“That was ruled the the most logical cause,” Vasquez said.
The fire was ruled accidental and no one was injured.