Vehicle Fire On South Main

The Fort Scott Fire Department was called to aide in extinguishing a vehicle fire at Citizens Bank on South Main today.

At approximately 1:26 pm on July 6, the Fort Scott Fire Department was dispatched to Citizens Bank, 2207 S. Main, parking lot for a report of a vehicle on fire.

 FSFD arrived on scene to find a Chevrolet truck with heavy flames and smoke from the engine and interior compartment.
Fire crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire and the fire was under control within 5 minutes.  The extent of the fire was major and the vehicle is a total loss.  Fire crews remained on scene to extinguish hot spots inside the vehicle as well as the engine compartment.
Upon investigating the owners stated they were having issues with the fuel lines and were taking the vehicle to Briggs.  It is believed the fire was a direct result  of this issue as the area of origin was the engine compartment and spread through the fire wall into the interior.
Fire crews cleared the scene and went back in service.

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