Jun 01, 2020

Driver safely escapes pickup fire in Brookville

Posted Jun 01, 2020 4:08 PM
<b>What's left of the pickup. </b>Photo courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office
What's left of the pickup. Photo courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

BROOKVILLE -- No one was injured when a fire burned a pickup in Brookville Saturday morning.

Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said this morning that deputies and Rural Fire District No. 3 personnel were sent to the 300 block of North Perry in Brookville at 10:41 a.m. Saturday for the report of a vehicle fire.

Daniel Chavez, 71, of Salina, was driving his 1985 Ford F250 pickup to a location in Brookville, Soldan said. Chavez reported that as he neared his destination, he noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment. By the time Chavez exited the vehicle, the engine compartment was fully engulfed and the flames then spread to the passenger compartment, Soldan said.

No one was injured, he said.

Chavez told deputies that the pickup hadn't been running quite right shortly before the fire, Soldan added.