Car catches fire during test drive in Lufkin
LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Two people escaped without injury after a car began to smoke and then caught fire on North Timberland Drive Thursday afternoon.
Around 1 p.m., Lufkin police and fire were called to a report of a vehicle fire in the 500 block of North Timberland Drive, according to a release from City of Lufkin Communications Director Jessica Pebsworth.
Officers arrived to find a Ford sedan with flames coming from the hood and undercarriage, Pebsworth said.
The car’s two occupants – a man and woman – told officers that they were test driving the car when they noticed smoke coming from the air vents. They stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of In-N-Out Daiquiri and flames quickly overtook the vehicle.
They escaped the vehicle safely and no injuries were reported, Pebsworth said.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.
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