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
Mattituck Fire Department volunteers, along with Southold Police and a gas station attendant with a fire extinguisher, made quick work of a car fire in – of all places – a gas station Friday afternoon.
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 | Members of the Cutchogue Fire Department put out a car fire on Monday.