Columbus Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle fire Friday night at the intersection of Seventh Street South and Fifth Avenue South.
The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. when a 1991 Ford Taurus caught fire.
“I think it seemed to be, from the information we”re getting, some kind of fluid leak,” Lance Godfrey, Columbus Fire and Rescue engineer, said. “Really, the cause is undetermined. It was contained to the engine compartment.”
Multiple people were in the car but no injuries were reported. According to Godfrey, those in the car exited and fled the scene.
“I think they were scared the car was going to blow up. I think they ran up the street and called somebody,” Godfrey said.
Firefighters were at the scene for around 30 minutes, Godfrey said, and the car is totaled.
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