No one hurt in car fire

By: 
CHRIS RODEN FOR THE LACLEDE COUNTY RECORD

When an unoccupied 2017 Kia Sportage caught fire next to the Redmon’s Candy Factory building in Phillipsburg Friday afternoon, a few people took photos. Some took videos. Bryan Jones and Daniel Hobbs and some unidentified men took action.
And it was not an act just anyone would do. A bad experience of his own helped galvanize Jones into action when a simple pit stop by three Springfield residents to change drivers ended in a totally destroyed vehicle and a call for the Conway Fire Department.
According to Freddie Savage, chief of the Conway Fire Department, it could have been much worse.
“What was very fortunate is, I don’t know who the gentleman was, but a bystander hooked a chain up to the car and pulled it away from the building. Had he not done that, there is a likelihood the building would have been on fire by the time we got here. He pulled it back here away from everything, and all we had was a car fire, so we were fortunate that we didn’t have to fight the building as well,” Savage said.
Dallas Ponder of Springfield lost her Kia, a vehicle she was working hard to afford, but she and her siblings, Nic and Jenna, were unharmed.

For more on this story see Wednesday's print or e-Edition of the LCR.

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