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Car fire forewarned only by “Low Oil” indicator (VIDEO)

Car burning at the Grandview ARCO AM/PM before firefighters began knocking it down (April 13, 2017). Photo: Discover Ferndale

A woman stopped at the Grandview Road ARCO AM/PM convenience store to purchase some oil for her car after seeing the “Low Oil” dashboard indicator light turn on. While inside, a person came up to her and said she needed to move her car away from the building since the car was on fire.

It was about 2:20pm today when Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

A witness said he pulled the early model Dodge Omni from its parking space to a spot away from the building while it was burning. Fire extinguishers had been used on the fire before firefighters arrived.

WCFD7 Assistant Fire Chief Larry Hoffman said there were no injuries but the Dodge was a total loss.

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It appeared from the busy gas pumps that there was no impact on the store’s operations as a result of the fire.

Video of firefighters approaching and knocking down the car fire. Video: Discover Ferndale

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2 Comments

  1. Kay April 13, 2017

    “Late model Dodge Omni”??? The last Dodge Omni was produced in 1990…..

    I will guess that “deferred maintainance” may have been involved.

    • Marc April 16, 2017

      I used to have one. There was no “low oil” light. It’s an oil pressure idiot light. You see that come on, it’s too late

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