Firefighters put out vehicle fire in Bristol

Published on Friday, 20 July 2018 20:42


BRISTOL - No injuries were reported Friday when firefighters quickly put out a vehicle fire on Driscoll Drive.

Firefighters were dispatched to 22 Driscoll Drive at about 12:30 p.m. on the report of a burning vehicle that was parked near a house. Upon arriving on scene, they discovered that the vehicle was actually parked in the street, outside the home, and was not at risk to catch the home on fire.

Deputy Fire Chief Mark McCarthy said the fire did not take very long to extinguish.

“It wasn’t even really burning that much,” McCarthy said.

The vehicle, a Saturn Vue, sustained a decent amount of damage to its front end, where the engine area was on fire, sustaining char marks on the top of the hood.

Firefighters gave the vehicle a good soaking, as to make sure the fire didn’t rekindle, before clearing the scene after about half an hour.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Friday, 20 July 2018 20:42. Updated: Friday, 20 July 2018 20:44.