Photo: Belmont Fire Department.
The driver of an SUV was unharmed, but her vehicle was a total loss after it caught fire on Winter Street near Partridge Lane this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 10, according to the Belmont Fire Department.
“An interesting way to start the morning,” Belmont Fire’s Capt. Kenny Gardiner told the Belmontonian as he described the incident near the intersection of Concord Avenue.
Gardiner said a call came in at 7:30 a.m. of a vehicle fire outside 21 Winter St. When fire equipment arrived at the scene five minutes later, they spotted a Kia Sorento “fully involved” in a fire that began in the engine compartment. The vehicle’s driver, who was not from Belmont, was not injured and was waiting outside the SUV.
Gardiner said firefighters pulled a pair of hoses from the engine and quickly doused the flames while closing Winter between Marsh and Concord Avenue.
Fire crews were done by 8:30 a.m. and the roadway opened by 9 a.m.