Car fire in Bristol put out before flames could reach nearby home

Published on Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:55


BRISTOL - A car fire was quickly put out by firefighters on Thursday before the flames could get big enough to reach a nearby house.

Firefighters responded at about 12:30 p.m. to 102 Indiana St., where the engine area of a Volvo was on fire parked in the home’s driveway.

The Volvo was parked close to the garage of the two-story home, but Deputy Fire Chief Mark Martin said crews were able to knock down the flames before the home sustained any damage.

“It never extended to the home,” Martin said.

No one was in the vehicle when the fire was started, and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not determined.

While eying the damage the Volvo sustained, which included a very charred front end, Martin said the vehicle was “likely totaled.”

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:55. Updated: Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:58.