News

Poulsbo: Engine fire scorches truck in Central Market parking lot

Poulsbo firefighters use a power saw and pry bar to open the hood of a burning Ford F250 in the Poulsbo Central Market parking lot Friday. - Tad Sooter / NorthKitsapHerald.com
Poulsbo firefighters use a power saw and pry bar to open the hood of a burning Ford F250 in the Poulsbo Central Market parking lot Friday.
— image credit: Tad Sooter / NorthKitsapHerald.com

Poulsbo firefighters extinguished an engine fire in the Central Market parking lot shortly before noon Friday.

The Ford F250 apparently caught fire while its owner, a 41-year-old Poulsbo woman, was shopping inside, Poulsbo Fire spokeswoman Jody Matson said. A bystander called 9-1-1.

Poulsbo firefighters used a power saw and pry bar to open the truck's hood, then extinguished a small flame inside the engine compartment. Poulsbo Battalion Chief Bruce Peterson said hood releases burn off quickly in engine fires, so hoods usually have to be forced open.

The cause of the fire was not yet determined, Peterson said.

The owner of the truck told Matson the vehicle had smelled overheated before she parked at the store.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates