04/18/18 9:03am

A car had just burst into flames as Southold Town Police officer John Hinton raced on foot to the guardrail on the East Marion causeway late Monday night. The flames and smoke shielded his view inside the vehicle, which had just flipped over a couple times before jumping the guardrail and stopping before rocks that jut out of Orient Harbor. READ

09/17/13 11:39am
09/17/2013 11:39 AM
CREDIT CUTCHOGUE FIRE DEPARTMENT | A car fire on Monday afternoon shut down Route 48.

CREDIT CUTCHOGUE FIRE DEPARTMENT | A car fire on Monday afternoon shut down Route 48.

A car fire yesterday afternoon partially engulfed a Volkswagon in flames, though no injuries were reported in the incident.

According to Cutchogue Fire Department First Assistant Chief Bill Brewer, the driver of the car was heading eastbound on Route 48 near Cox Lane with a passenger in tow when smoke started billowing from under the hood of the car. After the driver pulled over and both people exited safely, Cutchogue F.D. was called to the scene around 2:30, with three trucks coming to aid.

Fire, Cutchogue  and Southold Town Police were on scene for about a half hour, and traffic was detoured while fire crews led by Chief Antone Berkoski put out the fire.

CREDIT CUTCHOGUE FIRE DEPARTMENT | A car fire on Monday afternoon shut down Route 48.

CREDIT CUTCHOGUE FIRE DEPARTMENT | Members of the Cutchogue Fire Department put out a car fire on Monday.