Man injured in Flinders Avenue fire

CARPORT INFERNO: A man was injured when a fire began in a car and spread to a house on Flinders Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Supplied.

CARPORT INFERNO: A man was injured when a fire began in a car and spread to a house on Flinders Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Supplied.

A man was injured in a fire that began in a car and then spread to a home on Flinders Avenue this afternoon.

At approximately 12:40pm on Wednesday, January 13 two Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) appliances with eight firefighters responded to multiple reports of a fire within a carport at the Whyalla Stuart property.

According to an MFS spokesperson structural damage to the house was minimal and firefighters were able to put out the fire in less than 10 minutes.

The man who was injured is believed to be working near the car when the fire started, which resulted in his injures. Damage caused by the fire is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars.

"The car was destroyed and there was minimal damage to the house," the spokesperson said.

"The cause at this stage is undetermined but we know it started in the car."

That was the first of two fires in the afternoon, with the second starting in a shed in the rear yard of a home on Hockey Street at around 1:30pm.

Two MFS appliances attended the scene of the fire following reports of 'thick black smoke' coming from the property.

The fire was extinguished within 30 minutes and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this stage, according to the MFS spokesperson.

"There was minimal impact to the shed, which was away from any other structure," they said.