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Jefferson County Fire District responded to a car fire at Fifth and Snook streets in Madras Sunday evening

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY KURT OCKER - Jefferson County Fire District crews work to extinguish a car fire at Fifth and Snook streets in Madras Sunday evening.

Jefferson County Fire District #1 responded to a car fire at Fifth and Snook streets in Madras Sunday, Jan. 3 at approximately 7:34 p.m.

According to a media release from JCFD #1, upon arrival, crews found a fully evolved vehicle under the power lines. The occupants had been driving on Fifth Street when the vehicle was not running correctly. The driver pulled over and saw fire under the vehicle. Occupants got out of the vehicle and called 911.

Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire and remained on scene to help with overhaul. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was a total loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

JCFD #1 was assisted by Madras Police Department, Oregon Department of Transportation and Pacific Power.


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