Fire­fight­ers put out car blaze

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - BY JAMES GIL­BERT @YSJAMESGILBERT

Fire­fight­ers from the Somer­ton Co­co­pah Fire Depart­ment re­sponded to Av­enue G and County 17 Street Mon­day night for a ve­hi­cle fire.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by Capt. Javier Her­nan­dez, the call came in at ap­prox­i­mately 8:39 p.m. and when fire­fight­ers ar­rived on scene they found a Toy­ota Camry fully in­volved in flames.

The only oc­cu­pant of the ve­hi­cle was a 55-year-old male, who later told fire­fight­ers that he was trav­el­ing North on Av­enue G when he no­ticed smoke com­ing from the en­gine com­part­ment.

Af­ter pulling off to the side of the road the man stated that he tried to ex­tin­guish the fire with dirt, but for his safety later walked away to a safe dis­tance and waited for fire­fight­ers to ar­rive. SCFD fire­fight­ers quickly ex­tin­guished the fire, but the ve­hi­cle was a to­tal loss be­cause the en­gine and pas­sen­ger com­part­ments were de­stroyed.

The Somer­ton Po­lice Depart­ment as­sisted with traf­fic con­trol.

James Gil­bert can be reached at jgilbert@yu­masun.com or 5396854. Find him on Face­book at www. Face­book.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twit­ter @YSJamesGilbert.

LOANED PHOTO/SOMER­TON CO­CO­PAH FIRE DEPART­MENT

SOMER­TON CO­CO­PAH FIRE­FIGHT­ERS RE­SPONDED TO A CAR FIRE Mon­day night at Av­enue G and County 17th Street. Although the fire was quickly ex­tin­guished, the ve­hi­cle was a to­tal loss be­cause the en­gine and pas­sen­ger com­part­ments were de­stroyed.

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