Fire destroys car on Tuacahn Drive

IVINS Fire crews responded to a vehicle fire on Tuacahn Drive Thursday afternoon just south of the parking lot of the Tuacahn Center for the Arts.

Around 4:10 p.m., the driver of a passenger car called 911 after his car lost power on the road and smoke began coming out from under the hood, Ivins City Fire Chief Brad Hannig said.

The aftermath of a vehicle fire on Tuacahn Drive. The driver said his car lost power and smoke began to appear from under the hood. The car was engulfed by flames soon after, Ivins, Utah, July 6, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Fire was coming out from under the hood when he and units from the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department arrived, Hannig said.

A fire engine had yet to arrive on scene so Hannig attempted to put out as much of the fire as he could with an extinguisher. Unfortunately the car was “too far gone” by that time, Hannig said.

The car was soon engulfed in flames.

Hannig turned his attention to keeping the fire from the car from spreading into the brush alongside the road.

The fire was quickly put out once the fire engine and fire crew arrived. The car, a Lexus, was a total loss. No injuries were reported in connection with the fire.

The Santa Clara Fire Department also responded to the scene.

This report is based on statements from emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • Caveat_Emptor July 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Just speculating that this car had been modified for improved performance, and an error during installation may have caused the fire.
    Read the fine print in your car insurance coverage. Loss as a result of faulty customization may not be included, and this car is totaled….

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