A pickup truck was a total loss after its engine caught fire on Monday in the Town of Nasewaupee. The Southern Door Fire Department was dispatched to 2287 County Road S about 10:30 am Monday after the owner of the vehicle was doing work on his deer stand about a quarter-mile off the road. Southern Door Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Cihlar says when the owner was leaving in his 1994 Dodge pickup truck he noticed smoke coming from the hood but could not open it. The Southern Door Fire Department then was called and Cihlar says recent rains helped to keep the fire from spreading into nearby woods.
Cihlar adds that the vehicle’s interior and engine compartment was completely burned out. The Southern Door Fire Department was on the scene for about 30 minutes and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.