Man Nearly Escapes Car Fire

BANGOR - Bangor Fire and Police responded to a car fully engulfed in flames around four this afternoon near the off ramp of I-395 on Main Street.


Upon arrival the Jeep could be scene emitting thick black smoke from the rear of the vehicle along with aggressive flames.


The owner says if it wasn't for a couple of bikers, he would have never realized the Jeep was on fire.


"I was on the interstate when it started spittering and sputtering. A couple of bikers said [I] was on fire. So I got out of traffic, but didn't have much stuff to put it out with. If I'd have had water, I would have put it out," Joseph Ruest, the owner, explains.


Ruest says the fire was cause from a wire shortage. The vehicle is likely totaled.


Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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