Marys­town man un­in­jured fol­low­ing car fire

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BY COLIN FAR­RELL

A Marys­town man is un­in­jured fol­low­ing a car fire near Lower Moor­ing Cove on Thurs­day morn­ing.

Alvin Pittman was pulling into a drive­way just off of route 210 just be­fore the Mortier Bay look­out at the time of the fire.

Pittman said he stopped the car and got out to take down a length of ca­ble that was be­ing used to gate of the drive­way and then got back in his ve­hi­cle.

“(I) started the car again to bring it down here,” he said. “Com­ing down the grade it shut off on me.”

Pittman re­marked that it was the first time the ve­hi­cle had be­haved in that fash­ion.

“I let it coast down (the hill), put it in park and as soon as I tried (to restart it, there) was just smoke com­ing all out around the hood,” he said.

Pittman also saw flames com­ing up around the wind­shield from un­der the hood.

“When the fire started I was in the ve­hi­cle,” he added. “Not for long.”

Pittman, who was the lone pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle, had ex­ited the car be­fore fire­fight­ers ar­rived on scene.

“I went up and stopped a ve­hi­cle on the road and got them to call the fire de­part­ment.”

By the time the fire de­part­ment got there, front of the ve­hi­cle and the engine com­part­ment were ablaze.

COLIN FAR­RELL/ TC ME­DIA

Mem­bers of the Marys­town Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment were called to the scene of a ve­hi­cle fire this morn­ing.

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