A vehicle being towed along Highway 12 suddenly burst into flames roughly two miles from the town of Ste. Anne.

Ste. Anne Fire Chief John Desrochers says his crews just arrived at the scene around 4:15 PM and found the white car totally engulfed in flames. After a brief investigation, Desrochers could find no obvious reason why the fire began.

“The fire was contained to the engine compartment,” he offers, “but it will be a total loss.”

Firefighters are still nearby attending the fire and diverting traffic around the wreckage. Desrochers says the site should be cleaned up shortly.

(photo credit: Susan Ranville)