Fire totals car on Jasper’s west side

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Friday morning on State Road 56 west of St. Charles Street.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said a fuel leak was the possible cause of the 8:47 a.m. fire involving a 1997 Buick Riviera owned by Wilmes Windows of Ferdinand.

The occupants noticed smoke and pulled off the road, according to Hochgesang. There were no injuries but the car was a total loss.

One truck and 27 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

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