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