.
News Alert
UPDATE: Massive Brush Fire Rages In Berkeley,…

Fire Destroys SUV, Occupants Unharmed

Vehicle was 'completely engulfed' in flames.

The driver and passenger were unharmed after the sport utility vehicle they were in caught on fire Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Weinmanns Boulevard and Preakness Avenue. Police blocked off part of Preakness Boulevard. 

The driver, Luigi Giacon, was on Weinmanns Boulevard when the 2002 Jeep Liberty he was driving caught on fire. 

"I started to smell burning rubber. Then I noticed that flames start to out from underneath the dashboard of the passenger's side," Giacon said. "I stopped the car and took a jug of water and started to douse the flame and that's when it started getting bigger."

Giacon said the vehicle was "fully engulfed" in flames by the time police and fire personnel arrived.

Craig Bedoe, assistant chief of Fire Company 4, said the cause of the fire was unknown Wednesday morning. He said the Fire Inspection Bureau would investigate the incident.

—  Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

stewart resmer January 24, 2013 at 01:15 AM
Defect Investigations Results | Safercar.gov | NHTSA www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/defect/results.cfm?action_number=PE0605... NHTSA Action Number : PE06056 ... JEEP / LIBERTY 4X4, 2006-2007 ... AN INTERIOR FIRE IN THE PASSENGER SIDE AREA OF THE DASH PANEL.
Scondo January 24, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Uh, 2002 comes well before 2006, unless you use California Math.
stewart resmer January 24, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Jeep Liberty general Electrical System Problems www.carproblemzoo.com/jeep/liberty/electrical-system-problems.php #1 - Electrical System problem of the 2002 Jeep Liberty. The car ... Fire department point of origin inspection states fire was in interior under dash panel firewall. #5 - Electrical System problem of the 2002 Jeep Liberty The car involved is a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1J4GL48K62_. 0800 am owner drove vehicle approx 6 miles with heater on, returning home and parking vehicle in the driveway and turning off engine. Owner exited the vehicle and entered the residence. Driver noted a smell of burning oil during use of the 6 mile trip. Approx 15 minutes later a neighbor alerted owner that vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. Fire department point of origin inspection states fire was in interior under dash panel firewall. This electrical system problem happened on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Electrical System problems 126 Alternator/generator/regulator problems 23 Ignition problems 20 Wiring problems 20 Instrument Panel problems 15 Underhood Wiring problems 13 Ignition Switch problems 11 Horn Assembly problems 10 Starter problems 10 Dash Wiring problems 9 Car Will Not Start problems 7 Battery problems 7 Software problems 3 Camshaft Position Sensor problems 2 Crankshaft Position Sensor problems 2 Starter Solenoid problems 2
stewart resmer January 24, 2013 at 06:15 PM
you must feel like an idot scondo
Justice January 24, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Only the Trustees of the Wayne Board of Ed use "creative math" to get their e xtreme increased property taxes. Need an audit by an independent ASAP.
Justice January 24, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Only the Trustees of the Wayne Board of Ed use "creative math" to get their e xtreme increased property taxes. Need an audit by an independent ASAP
Wayne Resident January 24, 2013 at 07:43 PM
That's his normal state

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something