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Animal nest gets car smoking at ski hill

Silver Star fire crews put out a smouldering fire in a Kelowna couple’s car Saturday morning.

Silver Star Fire Lieutenant Beau Lucas says the couple drove from Kelowna up the mountain that day, and the heat of the drive caused a suspected animal nest on the engine to ignite.

Lucas says he was fortunately able to put out the embers with a fire extinguisher before it got any worse, preventing the engine from catching on fire.

When the fire was put out they noticed that there was a pile of smouldering leaves similar to those of an animal's nest.

Lucas says this time of year, especially if your car is not constantly driven, you need to do a full inspection before hitting the road.

Check your brakes, fluid, tires, belts, and look for any unwanted visitors using your vehicle as an escape from the cold.

If you saw this fire or others, send pictures and video to [email protected]




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