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Vehicle fire extinguished at Estevan fire hall parking lot

Motorist was able to pull into fire department parking lot despite car fire.
Estevan vehicle fire
A vehicle fire was extinguished Wednesday in the Estevan fire department's parking lot.

ESTEVAN - Estevan’s fire chiefs had to employ their firefighting skills on Wednesday afternoon, but they didn’t have to go very far to do it.

Fire Chief Rick Davies and Deputy Fire Chief Kyle Luc said someone walked into the fire hall, claiming their vehicle was on fire. They asked where the vehicle was and she said it was outside in the building’s parking lot.

“We walked outside and there it was,” said Luc. “It wasn’t fully engulfed or anything, but there was fire under the hood.”

The person had been able to drive the vehicle to the parking lot.

Luc and Davies brought one of the fire trucks out front and together they extinguished the fire.

Davies noted people have come to the station for a variety of reasons, but this is the first time they have encountered a situation like this.

The motorist was not injured, Davies said. The vehicle sustained damage to the engine compartment and Davies expects it will be written off.