Engine Fire Overtakes CHP Vehicle

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 22, 2019 / comments

[CHP – Placerville]

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This morning, one of our officers was on patrol on Bass Lake Rd south of Green Valley Rd when he pulled over to investigate a strange smell coming from the engine compartment. He exited the vehicle and immediately noticed flames coming from the engine compartment. The fire quickly overtook most of the vehicle before fire personnel could put it out.

Luckily, the officer did not suffer any injuries. This wasn’t his fault so we didn’t make him walk home.