Local Firefighters Snuff Out Salem's Third Car Fire This Month
Salem firefighters extinguished a car that burst into flames in a Boston Street parking lot Monday afternoon.
At 11:59 a.m., police responded to the area of 19 Boston St. for a report of a Honda Accord that was fully engulfed in flames.
The vehicle's owner told police she parked her car at about 11:30 a.m. and ran inside to do her laundry. Sometime between then an noon, she said, it caught on fire.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze by using approximately 300 gallons of water from one of the department's fire engines.
The cause of the fire, which is believed to have broken out in the vehicle's dashboard area, remains under investigation, Fire Lt. Richard Thomas said Monday night.
The vehicle was reported as a complete loss and was towed from the scene.
Monday's fire was the city's third vehicle fire in less than a week.
Salem Patch will be posting additional information as it becomes available.