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Vehicle after it caught on fire in the back lot of Dixe 4 Wheel Drive, St. George, Utah, Jan. 21, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Fire department responds to Jeep fire downtown

ST. GEORGE — At approximately 3:10 p.m. the St. George Fire Department responded to a vehicle that caught fire at Dixie 4 Wheel Drive, an auto shop that does custom Jeep builds in St. George.

The fire stayed within the confines of an old broken down Jeep Cherokee and was extinguished by the shop employees, General Manager Bryce Thompson said. However, the St. George Fire Department was still dispatched to the scene at 73 N. 900 E. and a large black plume of smoke could be seen across town.

The fire started when an employee was scrapping metal out of the Cherokee behind the shop where the vehicle was parked, Thompson said. The employee was using a torch to cut up the Cherokee – a common practice at the shop – so that it could be taken to a salvage yard, Thompson said.

There were no injuries reported.

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Vehicle after it caught on fire in the back lot of Dixe 4 Wheel Drive, St. George, Utah, Jan. 21, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Vehicle after it caught on fire in the back lot of Dixe 4 Wheel Drive, St. George, Utah, Jan. 21, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

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  4 Comments
  1. Shocked Customer January 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm · Reply

    DUDE! That wasn’t the kind of custom job I brought it in for! :D

    • ok January 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm · Reply

      You notice it burned when being cut for scrap

  2. Betty January 21, 2014 at 9:37 pm · Reply

    I’m sure the owner of the burnt one will gladly trade for the pretty black shiney one (the last photo)!

  3. Kanabcowgirl January 21, 2014 at 10:46 pm · Reply

    Don’t think that Jeep will be rock crawlin anytime soon. :p

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