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Jeep Destroyed by Fire in Mount Pleasant

By JAMES ROBERTS III, Correspondent | May 30, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 060421105

MOUNT PLEASANT, FL - On May 30th at 7:06 P.M., Mount Pleasant (MTPL) firefighters were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on Humphrey Rd., between Hardaway Hwy. and Hanna Mill Pond Road.

Mount Pleasant VFD responded with a Pumper and a Rescue Truck. Sycamore VFD responded mutual aid with an Engine and a Pumper/Tanker. Being a rural area of the county, hydrants are very few and far between, but between the four apparatus there was plenty of water to handle this incident.

Upon arrival, MTPL Lieutenant Jim Roberts reported that a passenger vehicle was fully involved and established Command. MTPL Lieutenants Jim Roberts and Ben Bass donned airpacks and began the initial attack along with assistance from MTPL Firefighter DeCarlos Allen, MTPL Chief Ed Cullifer and SVFD Assistant Chief Joe Clark. Personnel pulled (two) one-and-three-quarter inch lines and were able to quickly get water on the fire, bring the incident under control and extinguish the fire.

The occupants advised that they were traveling on Humphrey Rd. when the vehicle started smoking, so they pulled over to investigate. One of the occupants opened the hood and at that point the engine compartment erupted into flames. They called 9-1-1 and made an attempt to extinguish the fire with no success. None of the occupants were injured.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.