Fire marshal investigates mysterious vehicle fire on Highway 393

 Vehicle fire

This 2000 Dodge Neon was totaled in a fire on U.S. Highway 393 near Laurel Hill on Tuesday. The unknown nature of the vehicle fire has led to an investigation from the Florida State Fire Marshal's Office. No one was injured in the fire.

DALE ROBINSON | News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 09:52 AM.

LAUREL HILL — The Florida State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a vehicle fire on County Road 393 that occurred late Tuesday afternoon.

 Fire crews from Almarante and Dorcas volunteer fire departments responded to a call in which a 2000 Dodge Neon caught fire while on the side of U.S. Highway 393.

"It happened just north of Highway 2," Almarante Fire Chief Charles Carroll said. "The incident occurred at 4:23 p.m."

Carroll got the fire marshal's office involved due to the unknown nature of the fire.

Carroll said the driver, who lives near Laurel Hill, was traveling south on Highway 393 on his way to work Tuesday morning before the vehicle broke down.

The driver was then picked by a friend to take him to work. The driver returned to the vehicle with a friend in attempt to pull the vehicle with a towrope.

"When they got there, the car was in flames," Carroll said. Carroll said the fire marshal's office started investigating last night.

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