Driver Fled Burning Vehicle Yesterday

Car fire on Chemise Mountain Road.

Car fire on Chemise Mountain Road. [Photos provided by Shelter Cove Fire]

A driver lost control of his Dodge Durango and crashed yesterday afternoon on Chemise Mountain Road, reports Cheryl Antony, spokesperson for Shelter Cove Fire. The driver then fled the scene.

According to Antony,

We got paged out for a vehicle fire yesterday at approximately three in the afternoon. It was discovered by a road worker. He came around a corner and this vehicle was completely on fire. [When we got there] it was starting to char the bushes and trees around it. [If it were summer,] it would have been terrible.

It is a straight stretch there.It looked like the driver had been driving pretty fast. He went into the other lane and the other bank and it made his car flip on his side. We never found him. The vehicle had been registered in several different places in the state. It is one of those cars …Whose is it…we don’t know?

The county workers that were working down towards Whale Gulch…saw a man running, but, at the time, they hadn’t known there was an accident.

It was a Durango we know that, but we don’t even know what color it was.

Shelter Cove Fire, most of them, stayed until around five. But the big truck and two of the firefighters didn’t get home until seven because they thought it was possible the vehicle might recatch on fire when it was righted so they stayed.

It all turned out okay and no one was hurt. That is the main thing.

Car fire on Chemise Mountain Road.

Car fire on Chemise Mountain Road.

Car fire on Chemise Mountain Road.

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