Drumheller, Rosedale and East Coulee RCMP responded to a call of a car on fire in Rosedale yesterday evening.
"The owner was using a fuel-fired heater to help warm up his engine," explained Drumheller Deputy Fire Chief, Duane Bolin. "It either caught a part of the car on fire ora piece of the tarp that he has over the engine on fire."
No one was injured and the team was able to quickly extinguish the fire.
"Rosedale pumper arrived on scene first with five members, and basically put the fire out within five to ten minutes. There was major damage to the front end of the car. Minor damage to a couple of exposures next to the car. There was a fifth wheel and a pickup truck next to the car that sustained some heat damage," continued Bolin.
Bolin urges caution when taking measures like this to warm up a vehicle.
"With temperatures this low, a lot of things don't want to start. Try to make sure to take precautions whenever you are trying to get a vehicle running. Always try to approved heating source for a vehicle or a home, and make sure you do not leave them unattended," concluded Bolin.