PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) - Tafton Fire Department (Company 37) was called out to a fully involved vehicle fire Tuesday morning, February 13, on Route 6 in front of Lake Wallenpaupack Chant Realty.
This was across from the Tafton Dike.
A dispatch was founded at around 10:15 a.m. Tafton was assisted by members of Hawley and Lakeville fire departments. Fire Police shut down the roadway.
Assistant Chief Jonathan Markgraf used foam additives to extinguish the vehicle. The driver was not injured; he was safely out of the vehicle, said Cheryl Norton, Public Information Officer. The car was completely charred and the cause of the ignition is not determined.
“Thanks to the proper equipment and training for special incidents like this the car was extinguished, cleaned up, and removed within 45 minutes of the initial report,” Norton said. “This just serves as a reminder to be aware of your vehicle, if something does not seem right get out of the vehicle.”
She asked that thanks be given to the drivers who were very patient waiting in the traffic until the roadway was reopened.
“If you or anyone you know would like to play a part in helping the community in situations like this, stop down at your local fire and rescue station and apply to be a volunteer today,” Norton advised.