A little before 6 AM this morning Korey was driving to work at Canyon Stone when the engine on his vehicle stopped running. He skillfully managed to pull it over into the NAPA Auto Parts store parking lot in downtown Franklinton.
Korey said he started to walk over to the nearby Exxon station to call for a little help when he noticed a “little bit of fire” drip out from under the car. I’m sure that walk turned into a gallop at that point.
He said someone yelled, “Your car is on fire” and it wasn’t long before it was a big raging inferno.
A call was placed for emergency assistance and the wonderful Franklinton professional first responders arrived. Both the Franklinton Fire Department and Franklinton Police Department were on the scene in moments. The fire was extinguished. Nobody was hurt. That’s the good news.
When I walked up to the very nice Korey he was on the phone with his girl and that’s when he broke the really bad news. “It’s my girl’s car,” he said. To which the only response can be, “Dude,” followed by an extension of condolences for what is about to come when he gets home tonight.
Everyone at the scene left smelling like burning plastic. Lovely.
Hat tip to Franklinton Engine 61 and 64 along with some very nice Franklinton Police Officers for doing an excellent job this morning.