Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 1, 2022
Jeep burst into flames

A Tooele man was just trying to get his dinner when his vehicle burst into flames near Papa Murphy’s Pizza.

A man driving a Jeep Cherokee pulled into Papa Murphy’s drive-thru to pick up his pizza May 26 around 6:40 p.m. Employees asked him to wait in the parking lot, because it wasn’t ready yet, according to Tooele City Fire Department’s assistant chief Kip Childs.

“The man pulled around to the front of the store and noticed smoke coming out of his car and someone in one of the stores ran out and told him his vehicle was on fire,” Childs explained.

The man got out of the Jeep, along with his dog and a few other people inside, and the fire department was called. 

When the firefighters arrived on scene, it took them just a few minutes to extinguish the flames, but the vehicle was totally destroyed, according to Childs.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No individuals were harmed and no other vehicles were damaged.

Childs has some advice for drivers if they notice smoke coming from their vehicle.

“Park away from other vehicles and get away,” Childs said.


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