August 7, 2018 - Center Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the intersection of John C. Rogers Drive and King Street.
When the firemen arrived, smoke and flames were emanating from the passenger side of the engine of a Ford F150 Custom pickup truck. Firemen were able to extinguish the flames and prevent the fire from overtaking the vehicle. Once the fire was out, the scene was cleared and the vehicle was towed by Hughes Wrecker Service from the location.
Not long after the truck was taken from the scene, the flames reignited and the fire began to overtake the truck. The wrecker had to stop in the road on Nacogdoches Highway (State Highway 7 West) at the intersection with Lillian Street.
Firemen responded to the location at Lillian Street to fight the fire which engulfed the truck. The fire was extinguished; however, the truck was a total loss. The fire is believed to have possibly started when the brakes got too hot and ignited the front tire and engine.