Salmon Arm firefighters extinguish a car on fire near 20th Street NE and 1st Avenue NE in the early evening of Saturday, July 23. (Ken Nowicki photo)

Salmon Arm firefighters extinguish a car on fire near 20th Street NE and 1st Avenue NE in the early evening of Saturday, July 23. (Ken Nowicki photo)

Driver escapes small vehicle in Salmon Arm before it’s engulfed in flame

Firefighters respond to fire in the early evening of Saturday, July 23

Fire consumed a small vehicle on Saturday night in Salmon Arm.

Fire chief Brad Shirley said the driver was driving in the area of 20th Street NE and 1st Avenue – near Okanagan – on the evening of July 23 when they discovered the fire.

The driver got out safely but the car was soon engulfed in flames.

Shirley said the cause was undetermined but a mechanical issue is suspected.

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