Fire consumes sport utility vehicle on Carova Beach

By on June 26, 2014

Car fire Rick Romano

Above: The burned-out shell of the SUV. (Rick Romano) Below: It was the third vehicle fire on the beach this year. (Carova VFD)

Car fire Carova VFD

A sport utility vehicle traveling on the Currituck Outer Banks beach caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

The occupants escaped without injury.

Carova Beach Volunteer Fire Department officials said it is the third time this summer they have responded to a vehicle fire on the beach.

Overheating of the exhaust system, transmission and engine is common in vehicles trying to drive through the soft sand above the high tide line.





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