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Car fire in Oaks parking lot at Elon University

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Firefighters responded to a car fire in the Oaks parking lot. Photo by Heather Cassano.

A car caught on fire in the parking lot of the Oaks Apartments at Elon University around 6:45 p.m. on Monday night. Elon fire department arrived and put the fire out but the car was ruined. The car, a blue mini cooper, is owned by an Elon professor.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but started underneath the hood of the car.

“It was pretty big, blazing all over the engine of the car,” said Alex Moss, a student who observed the fire. “The flames were 4 or 5 feet high. It took them a while to get it under control.”

The car was parked when the fire started. No one was hurt.

More details will be added as more information is found out.

Update:

Feb. 15, 5:35 p.m.

The car belongs to Elon religious studies professor L.D. Russell. The cause of the fire is still unknown, as the fire destroyed any evidence of problems with the engine. The cause is thought to be a mechanical or electrical problem.

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Written by juliasayers

February 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm

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  1. Good to see spot-news reporting. Get a photo when you can. Even if you have to ask the student if he took one with his cell phone or something. It’s worth asking. Be sure to actually follow up – preferably within the next 12 hours – when you promise “more details will be added later.”

    Janna

    February 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm


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