Vehicle Fire Closes State Route 89 in Chino Valley

On 12/20/2021 at approximately 4:32 pm Chino Valley Police Officers responded to a vehicle fire at State Route 89 and Road 4 South. Upon arrival Officers saw a 1987 Ford F150 fully engulfed in flames. Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority arrived and extinguished the flames. The driver of the vehicle was able to safely exit the vehicle and no injuries were reported.

Prior to the vehicle catching fire witnesses reported a liquid leaking from under the vehicle and catching fire prior to landing on the roadway. This is believed to have been fuel as the driver of the vehicle had recently filled up the trucks dual fuel tanks prior to this incident.

State Route 89 was closed for approximately one hour while the fire was extinguished and the vehicle was removed. Chino Valley Police Department would like to thank the public for their patience and assistance while the roadway was closed

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