State Fire Marshal Investigating Early Morning Vehicle Fire Near Bratt

September 24, 2015

An early Thursday morning vehicle fire near Bratt is under investigation.

A passerby reported a pickup truck on fire alongside Pine Barren Road just south of Highway 168 about 12:40 a.m. When the Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue arrived, they found the Toyota Tacoma pickup destroyed and that the fire had mostly burned itself out.

The owner of the pickup arrived on the scene and told firefighters that he had run out of gas about an hour before the fire was reported. He said he had called his wife and driven to Flomaton to purchase gas, only to return and find the truck burned out.

The fire is under investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.

There were no injuries reported.

Pictured: The remains of a Toyota Tacoma pickup smolder alongside Pine Barren Road in Bratt just before 1 a.m. Thursday. photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “State Fire Marshal Investigating Early Morning Vehicle Fire Near Bratt”

  1. Alex A on September 24th, 2015 4:16 pm

    Bet if he parked on top of dead grass,hot muffler ignited it. Deputy dud that by 196 and 29 about 8 years ago.

  2. Ruby on September 24th, 2015 11:15 am

    It may have been fueled by the oil, or the transmission fluid or the brake fluid. All of those are highly flammable.

  3. Bob C. on September 24th, 2015 8:09 am

    Electrical fires can cause a fire and damage like this.
    Was at work one day and heard a loud “POP” from the street.
    Looked out window and a parked SUV had smoke coming from under the hood and the interior of the vehicle.
    Within moments the whole thing was on fire and before the fire department could get there it fully involved.
    Later one of the firemen told us it was likely a battery short causing the wiring to overheat and start a fire in the interior of the vehicle.
    With all the plastic and foams and such the fire was intense with much black smoke.
    Not saying this was the case for this truck but electrical fires happen and cause great damage.

  4. chris on September 24th, 2015 5:46 am

    If the vehicle had no gasoline in the tank or the fuel lines, then what caused such an intense fire?

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