Truck Becomes Complete Loss in Fire

Published on March 12, 2014 at 11:56AM

HURRICANE, Utah (AP)-Per the official Twitter of St. George News, a white Chevrolet truck became a complete loss in a vehicle fire on the west side of Hurricane early Wednesday morning.

In statements from Hurricane City Police Sergeant Brandon Buell, the truck caught fire around 8:17 a.m. MDT near American Car Care Center after the owner of the vehicle attempted to drive off in the field next to the shop.

Reportedly, the vehicle had a fuel leak that was not properly repaired, stated Billy Silva, an American Car Care employee.

Silva said the man was attempting to work on the vehicle himself and had undone some fuel lines in the process while he had towed his truck into the shop.

Silva said mechanics at the shop had deducted the fuel leak and informed the customer Monday. When the customer came in Tuesday, he noticed that the vehicle started but failed to notice the fuel leak.

It is believed the man was in his 80’s and the truck did not appear to be in road condition, Silva said.

The vehicle was totally consumed by the flames and appeared to be a complete loss, Silva reported, but the Hurricane Fire Department was able to respond and the flames were extinguished.

No one was injured in the blaze.