A Diego Martin mechanic, identified as Marlon Dowers, is today nursing first-degree burns following a fire at his Petit Valley garage on Wednesday night.
Officers from the Four Roads and Wrightson Road Fire Stations said they received a call around 10.15pm and went to the garage at Sparrow Drive, Simeon Road.
Upon arrival, they found Dowers with burns to his back and shoulders, which he suffered while trying to save his garage.
He was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital, while other officers extinguished the blaze.
Five cars were in the garage at the time of the fire.
Four Roads fire investigators are continuing enquiries into the cause of the fire.