|EXPLOSIVE SITUATION--Around 7 a.m.
Tuesday, a motorist's Mercedes caught fire near the Vons
shopping center on Newbury Road in Newbury Park. The driver,
according to the photographer, appeared shaken but okay.
Ventura County Fire Capt. Kevin Davies said firefighters
spotted the smoke as they left the station. Drivers should
stop and immediately exit a vehicle if flames and fuel are
detected, he said. Motorists and passengers should get 50 feet
away from the vehicle to be safe.DAVE
STEVENSON Special to the Acorn |