Car fire destroys 1984 Chevy

Published 10:41 am Monday, May 9, 2016

A vehicle fire destroyed a car and damaged a house window on Sunday.

At about 3:40 p.m., Austin police officers responded to the 600 block of 10th Street Northeast. Upon arrival, officers saw the front end of a 1984 Chevy Caprice fully engulfed in flames, according to Police Chief Brian Krueger.

An officer attempted to extinguish the fire with brief success before Austin Fire Department arrived. The victim said he was starting the car when it backfired and then his child said it was on fire.

He said he also saw flames underneath the hood.

The car was parked three feet from the south side of the house. The car was a total loss and a house window sustained moderate damage.

There were no injuries reported.