Car catches fire in Dover NH; driver responded well for a vehicle fire

DOVER – A car spontaneously caught fire late Friday night on Broadway as the driver pulled over to the curb to check on mechanical issues. 

According to Dover Police Lt. Brant Dolleman, a 17-year-old female was driving her family’s 2009 Hyundai Sonata, when she started to hear loud, concerning noises followed by the check engine light appearing.

After a car burst into flames, the young woman inside was unharmed.

“She did everything right,” Dolleman said. “She saw the car was experiencing some mechanical issues and pulled over, and that’s when the car just caught on fire.”

Police say that the driver did not report any injuries and they do not believe that foul play was a cause, but cannot pinpoint the exact mechanical cause due to the extensive fire damage to the front end of the vehicle.

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