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Passerby helps extinguish vehicle fire, woman rescued from car

November 18, 2012 · Updated 2:40 PM
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Firefighters remove a 51-year-old woman from her Subaru SUV on Bond Road near Rova Road, Saturday afternoon. / Jody Matson / Poulsbo Fire Department

POULSBO – A passerby and State Patrol extinguished a vehicle fire that started after an SUV went off the road and rolled, trapping the driver inside, Nov. 17.

Poulsbo Fire Department and North Kitsap Fire and Rescue went to the scene of the single-car crash at 1:40 p.m. at Bond Road near Rova Road. When crews arrived, they found that a passerby, who claimed to be a former New York City firefighter, and the Washington State Patrol had already extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher, according to Poulsbo Fire spokeswoman Jody Matson. However, the 51-year-old Hansville woman was still trapped in her Subaru SUV.

“Firefighters extricated the woman and transported her to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton with what appeared to be minor injuries,” Matson reported. “Highway 307 -- Bond Road near Rova -- was completely shut down for about 10 minutes, then opened to one lane and alternating traffic for approximately 45 minutes.”

The cause of the crash was under investigation. It was raining when the crash occurred.

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