SLFD kept busy by 2 car fires hours apart
San Luis firefighters responded to two car fires in less than two hours Wednesday that were half a mile apart, one of which spread to a nearby tree and another vehicle.
Luis Cebreros, a spokesperson for the San Luis Fire Department, said the first car fire happened around noon when firefighters responded to the BBB gas station on 1st Avenue, where they found an unattended car parked behind the building. “Heavy black smoke and flames were coming out from under the hood and underneath the vehicle,” Cebreros said.
Cebreros added that a tree in front of the car was also fully engulfed in flames and the fire had spread to the front end of the vehicle parked next to it. The vehicle fires were quickly extinguished using foam from the fire truck, and Cebreros said efforts were made to secure the vehicles while the owners were located.
Less than two hours later, firefighters responded to another vehicle fire in another parking lot, this one a paid lot about half mile from the previous vehicle fire.
“From a distance, a gray and black column of smoke could be seen,” Cebreros said.
Once firefighters were able to make entry into the secured lot, Cebreros said they were able to confine the fire to only one vehicle and quickly extinguish it.
The actual cause of the vehicle fire is still under investigation. The owner of the vehicle was not present but attempts to locate him were made by police.
Despite being very hot on Wednesday, no injuries were reported.
SAN LUIS FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO TWO CAR FIRES in less than two hours on Wednesday. Both of the fires, one of which occurred to an unattended car parked behind a gas station, the other in a secured parking lot, were quickly extinguished. Officials...