Fire engulfs, destroys pickup truck in Westport
Updated 10:51 am, Sunday, April 10, 2011
No one was injured Saturday afternoon when a pickup truck caught fire and was engulfed in flames on Old Road in Westport.
The 1997 Ford Ranger pickup caught on fire near Old Road's intersection at with Bauer Place about 5 p.m., and when firefighters arrived on the scene, it was consumed in flames.
Firefighters, wearing gear to assist breathing because of the heavy smoke and fire, attacked the blaze with a hose connected to one of the engines sent to the scene. The fire was extinguished within a minute.
Several small hand tools that survived the fire were recovered from the destroyed truck before it was towed from the scene.
The last fire unit left the scene after about an hour.