July 27 2017

Fire Department Responds to Car Fire Cambridge Street

By: Robert Parris


The air was heavy with the smell of smoke and traffic was backed up on Cambridge Street in the wake of a car fire near a busy intersection.


At around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday the Burlington Fire Department responded to a call of a car fire across from the Roche Bros plaza and in front of the Herb Chambers Honda dealership.


When firefighters arrived they found a 2011 Hyundai Sonata fully engulfed.


A full assignment of two engines, a tower truck and a command car responded to the incident and were able to put out the fire but not before the vehicle was completely destroyed.


The heat of the fire was so hot it made opening the driver side door for post-fire inspection impossible.Lieutenant Jim Sorenson of the Burlington Fire Dept said the vehicle was occupied by a driver and three passengers.


The driver was alerted to the situation after seeing signs of the fire.“The gentlemen of the vehicle noticed smoke coming out from under the hood” Sorenson said.


Fortunately, because the driver noticed the smoke from under the hood all of the occupants of the vehicle were able to escape unharmed.

At this time fire officials say the cause of the fire is unknown, however the owner of the vehicle said he had work done on the car recently after a problem with the engine.

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