Flames engulf a vehicle in the 1500 block of 35th Street at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Flames engulf a vehicle in the 1500 block of 35th Street at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Suspicious fire destroys vehicle

Firefighters were called to a car fire in the 150 block of 35th Street at about 3:30 a.m.

Rapidly spreading flames engulfed a vehicle in Vernon early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters were called to a car fire in the 1500 block of 35th Street at about 3:30 a.m.

“It was fully involved when crews got there,” said Jack Blair, deputy fire chief, of the older model Honda.

“While it was being extinguished, the emergency brake cable let go and rolled across the street into some bushes.”

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

“It’s considered suspicious at this time,” said Blair.

There were a number of vehicles set ablaze in the fall, but Jack wouldn’t say if Wednesday’s incident is related to those.

“It went quiet for awhile and we didn’t have any. We’re not sure if there is a link,” he said.

Also on Wednesday, Vernon firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 7400 block of Brookes Lane just after 7 a.m.

“Car was on its side and the person was removed by the Jaws of Life,” said Blair, adding that the occupant was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“The roads were really slippery Wednesday morning.”