Four-wheel-drive gutted by fire

Last updated 07:42 06/11/2012
Te Horo 4WD fire
KEVIN STENT/Fairfax NZ

Ken Armstrong's Mitsubishi Pajero was gutted by a fire near Te Horo this morning.

Relevant offers

Kapiti

Students live, think in te reo at Te Rito: where English stops at the front gate Hobby artists revolt over fee hike and quality-control panel in Kapiti Arts Trail Charity box theft astounds widow of Kapiti businessman Investigation into mystery sludge in Kapiti stream could take six months to complete Sunflower seeds from MH17 crash site land for poignant memorial to Kapiti victim Quad bike riders help after 4WD rolls 20m down bank near Paraparaumu Wellington couples kiss for victory to celebrate 70 years since WWII ended Random act of kindness heartens family and community Kapiti teenager's Te Reo video a hit Kapiti staff kept speed-limit glitch secret from councillors

A four-wheel-drive was gutted by a fire near Te Horo this morning, but not before the driver managed to clear most of his possessions from the cab.

A fire service spokeswoman said the 4WD had been northbound on State Highway 1 when it caught fire shortly before 7am.

It was well ablaze when the fire service arrived.

The Mitsubishi Pajero's driver Ken Armstrong said he smelled electrical burning in the cab.

He pulled over and opened the bonnet, discovering a fire in the engine.

Before it could take hold completely he managed to remove everything important from the cab, except for his favourite battery drill.

He had been on his way to work at an Otaki factory.

There were no reported injuries and the vehicle was at the side of the road this morning.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content