A local man's pride and joy went up in smoke on Monday, April 10 as Drumheller firefighters responded to a car fire.
 
The call came in around 1:30 p.m. from North Dinosaur Trail just west of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.
 
"It was an older 1966 Plymouth Fury, kind of a collector's car," outlined Fire Chief Bruce Wade. "The driver heard a bang and pulled over and it started on fire."
 
"It caught part of the engine and got into the interior, into the glove box and underneath the dash," he explained. "We responded pretty quick and got it knocked down pretty quick, but it doesn't take too much to get them to the point where they're not repairable."
 
Wade believes a mechanical issue was probably to blame, although there could also have been an electrical fault.
 
"It was owned by a local gentleman (and) he's had it for years," Wade noted. "He was just a little upset about it, but some things you just can't control."
 
 
 

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