Car fire closes Vernon street

An SUV is fully engulfed in flames early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Contributed)
BX-Swan Lake firefighters battle a car fire early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Contributed)
Francis Street is closed following a car fire early Tuesday morning, whcih RCMP are investigating. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

An early-morning car fire has a local street closed while investigations are underway.

BX Swan Lake Fire Department were alerted to the blaze on Francis Street at 5:43 a.m.

“It was fully engulfed when I was on scene, there’s nothing left of it,” said firefighter James Hyer, who was first on scene.

There was also no one around.

The car, parked on the side of the road, is now being inspected by police, who have the street closed off.

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