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Antique Sports Car Burned in Barn Fire

(La Porte County, IN) - The owner of some classic sports cars is probably having difficulty coping with losing the vehicles in the La Porte County fire.


The late Saturday morning fire was on County Road 500 West between La Porte and Westville.


According to LaPorte County Police, a lawn mower was on fire inside a barn, and the homeowner, Thomas Pollick, was attempting to put it out with a fire extinguisher. However, police said the nearly full gas tank on the lawn mower caught fire, and soon, the barn was engulfed in flames.


Police said a 1969 Camaro, a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, and a 1999 Ford Mustang GT were inside the heavily damaged barn.


Firefighters from Scipio Township, Westville, and other departments responded to the fire.


Pollick told investigators he had just finished putting the mower back inside the barn, and after going inside his residence, his wife alerted him to the fire.

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