Car catches fire on Highway 58

A car caught fire on Highway 58 just before 6 a.m. Wednesday. (Oakridge Fir & Rescue)

OAKRIDGE, Ore. - A car caught fire on Highway 58 just before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Local fire officials were on scene extinguishing the fire, which had engulfed the vehicle in flames.

The driver of the vehicle said he was traveling west when he heard a loud pop, and upon pulling over, he observed smoke coming from the engine and a fire was dripping under the vehicle.

The driver was given a courtesy ride back to his residence in Oakridge.

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