Car catches fire near campus

Fire fighters and Baylor police responded to a car fire on Monday, February 24, 2014 on South Second Street and Daughtrey Avenue.   Travis Taylor | Lariat Photo Editor
Fire fighters and Baylor police responded to a car fire on Monday, February 24, 2014 on South Second Street and Daughtrey Avenue.
Travis Taylor | Lariat Photo Editor

By Jordan Corona
Staff Writer

A smokey haze drifted across campus just after 5 p.m. Monday while a white 1999 Cadillac Coup De Ville, sat smoldering and soaked in a parking lot at the Baylor Plaza Apartments at the corner of 2nd and Daughtrey Street.

Baylor Police who were on patrol in the area, responded to the blaze just before firefighters arrived by 4:56 p.m. No one was injured in the car fire. The owner of the vehicle, which was valued at $4,000-6,000, stood outside while emergency personel arrived at the scene. Firefighters controlled the blaze in about five minutes, fire officals said.

A Baylor police officer said the owner of the vehicle was driving on Daughtrey when smoke wafted from beneath the hood. After pulling into the parking, the car caught on fire. The vehicle’s owner declined to comment on the incident.

The fire did not damage any other property.

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