No one was hurt after a car caught fire near Assaria on S. Old 81 and K-4 Highway early Thursday.
Captain Jim Hughes with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports that a driver and passenger were not hurt when the 2004 Dodge Intrepid they were traveling in began shooting sparks from underneath the hood. The two heard a loud pop from the engine and pulled over.
Moments later the car was totally engulfed in flames.
A small portion of grass near the road wall also ignited. A crew from Rural Fire District #2 arrived to put the fire out.
The vehicle is a total loss.