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Driver escapes after car catches fire in Penticton

Duncan Avenue temporarily closed near the Hyundai dealership

A driver managed to get out of his vehicle after it caught fire on Duncan Avenue East near the Rona on Tuesday morning.

Around 10:20 a.m., Penticton Fire rushed to the scene where a grey sedan had flames coming from the engine.

Luckily the vehicle was parked away from other cars and buildings. Firefighters managed to put out the flames quickly.

As of 10:50 a.m., Duncan was closed in both directions at the Advantage Mini Storage and Hyundai dealership.

The vehicle is expected to be towed away and firefighters should open up the road soon.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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