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Car fires keep firefighters busy

Courtney Astolfi • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Sandusky firefighters responded to two car fires in Sandusky Friday morning in the span of just 30 minutes.

The first fire broke out at 10:20 a.m. at the corner of Hayes and Perkins avenues. A 1992 Cadillac Seville driver noticed his engine behaving oddly as he drove down the road. It then began to smoke, according to Sandusky firefighters.

He quickly pulled into the Fifth Third Bank lot, where flames began to pour out from under the Cadillac’s hood, firefighters said.

Firefighters put the flames out, but not before the car sustained more damage than it is likely worth.

The vehicle is likely totaled, firefighters said.

The second fire ignited exactly 30 minutes later near Fremont Avenue on Ward Street. A driver of a 2004 Ford Focus was headed toward downtown Sandusky, when the Focus’ engine stalled, firefighters said.

The driver then noticed flames erupt from under the hood. Firefighters arrived at 10:50 a.m. and again tamed the blaze, but the Focus was likely totaled as well, firefighters said.

Neither driver was injured.

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