VIDEO: A portion of a Sparta neighborhood was evacuated Wednesday night after a house fire. Firefighters from the Sparta Area Fire District were called to the area of Tyler and Main Streets at about 7 p.m. Initial calls said a garage was on fire before the flames spread to the house. Chief Mike Arnold says there were two vehicles in the garage at the time of the fire and between 50 and 60 tires in the garage's attic. "We had tremendous fuel load there, and a lot of hot fire when we arrived," said Chief Arnold. "Tires burn hot and they burn black." The surrounding area was evacuated after reports of possible explosions. Those residents were allowed back into their homes after a little more than an hour.