Penticton firefighters douse car fire

Penticton Firefighters responded to a car fire on Naish Drive yesterday, Feb. 25, 2016.
Image Credit: Ryan Pendleton

PENTICTON - A car fire caught the attention of residents in a Penticton neighbourhood yesterday.

Fire crews raced to the scene on Naish Drive at approximately 11:25 a.m., Feb. 25.

Penticton deputy fire chief Dave Spalding says six firefighters and two engines responded to the blaze in the engine compartment of a Pontiac Grand Prix parked on the side of the road.

Ryan Pendleton lives in the area and says he arrived on scene shortly after the firefighters.

“There was a decent amount of smoke, and the air reeked of burnt rubber and metal,” he says, adding the fire crew spent some time trying to get the hot spots in the engine compartment out.

Pendleton says there were several bystanders watching the scene, noting “we don’t usually have this much action in the late morning.”

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