A car catches fire on the A 20 in Montreal

[EN VIDÉO] A car catches fire on the A-20 in Montreal

A motorist narrowly escaped on Highway 20 in Montreal, his vehicle was a total loss after it suddenly caught fire in the late afternoon.

“Fortunately, according to our information, there was only one person on board and the person was not injured. Subject to all caveats, the paramedics wouldn’t even have had to move,” Sûreté du Québec (SQ) Sergeant Audrey-Anne Bilodeau confirmed to the Journal.

A video posted to Facebook also shows rather impressive images of the scene on Highway 20, very close to exit 60. We see the car completely devastated by flames and a thick black cloud rising into the sky.

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An initial call to 911 on the matter was made around 5:20 p.m., according to SQ.

“We have very little information at the moment, but the vehicle would be a total loss,” said Sergeant Bilodeau. Traffic in this area returned to normal around 7 p.m.

Note that this fire has no criminal origin. For its part, the SQ mentions that it has not initiated any investigation into this affair.

The Montreal Fire Department (SIM) had not responded to questions from the journal at the time of this writing.

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