Firefighters douse vehicle fire

HURRICANE – A vehicle fire on Grouse Drive in Hurricane was quickly doused by firefighters Monday evening.

Following the report of the vehicle fire around 7:53 p.m., responding fire crews from the Hurricane Valley Fire District found a 2003 Chrysler 300M that had been partially engulfed in flames.

A 2003 Chrysler 300M on Grouse Drive in Hurricane was partially consumed by fire. Though the car was a loss, no one was hurt as a result of the fire, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 22, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Tanner Bo, St. George News
A 2003 Chrysler 300M on Grouse Drive in Hurricane was partially consumed by fire. Though the car was a loss, no one was hurt as a result of the fire, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 22, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Tanner Bo, St. George News

The engine compartment was aflame with the fire spreading into the main body of the car. The fire was subsequently put out by the firefighters, Hurricane Valley Fire Capt. Steve Christian said.

The driver of the Chrysler told firefighters that smoke began to come out from under the hood and that they lost power while driving, Christian said.

The occupants of the car got out and began to push the car into a driveway when the flames appeared and soon consumed the front of the car.

Neither the driver nor his passenger were harmed in the incident, Christian said.

The charred remains of the Chrysler had to be towed from the scene.

Hurricane City Police also responded to the fire.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

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3 Comments

  • .... August 23, 2016 at 4:05 am

    This is an act of retaliation from the ISIS goldfish in response from the Desert Garden goldfish extermination project.

    • RealMcCoy August 23, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      But goldfish are a peaceful and tolerant fish class! Blame guns instead!

  • DB August 23, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Dang, the car’s on fire, let’s push it closer to the house 🙂

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