Posted on: February 11, 2011
A car fire that closed a Greenville interstate Monday morning for a short time was reportedly a police patrol car, according to news reports.
The car fire, which occurred around 4:30 a.m. along Interstate 385 at mile maker 36 near the I-85 interchange between Roper Mountain Road and I-85, affected a Greenville police officer’s 2008 Dodge Charger. The officer’s vehicle started smoking when he reported to a drunk driving call.
The officer tried to put out to car fire with a fire extinguisher, but could not diminish the fire. Firefighters who arrived at the scene shortly after were able to put out the fire.
Lukily, no one was injured in the car fire. The vehicle, however, was severely damaged.
The incident closed all southbound lanes of I-385 near Roper Mountain Road.
It is unclear what caused the car fire. A police officer said investigators will try to determine if the fire was caused by a wiring issue or a mechanical issue from the factory.
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