Fire destroys Pike County man’s truck

Herald Staff Writer

HUNTINGBURG — Units of the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle on fire Friday morning at 11th and Main streets.

Junior Meyerholtz, of 7611 S. Pike County Road 900E, Velpen, had stopped his 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck he was driving on 11th Street at Main Street when he noticed smoke and flames coming from the engine compartment and called authorities at 11:18 a.m., according to Assistant Chief Glen Kissling.

The truck, which was engulfed in flames when units arrived, had experienced a malfunction in the engine compartment, Kissling said.

The truck was destroyed.

There were no injuries.

Two trucks and 11 firefighters were on the scene 45 minutes.

The Huntingburg Police Department and a Kars wrecker assisted.

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