Malfunction sends truck’s wheels spinning

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Units of the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a possible vehicle fire Thursday morning.

There was no fire associated with the 8:54 a.m. call to the Joe Pund residence at 222 S. Main St. but there was plenty of tire smoke resulting from a vehicle malfunction, according to Assistant Chief Glen Kissling.

Pund was backing a 2004 Dodge Dakota from his carport when the truck’s throttle stuck, Kissling said. Pund kept the brakes engaged until he was able to shut down the vehicle but it did burn rubber off the tires and throw some rubber on the engine to give off smoke, according to Kissling.

Before fire trucks arrived, Huntingburg Police Department Officer Cole Meyer, who is also a member of the fire department, used a garden hose to ensure a fire did not break out, Kissling said.

There was no damage.

Two trucks and nine firefighters were on the scene 10 minutes.

The Huntingburg Police Department assisted.

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