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Posted on Fri, Aug 20, 2010 : 11:21 a.m.

Car fire extinguished on I-94 in Pittsfield Township

By Lee Higgins

Pittsfield Township firefighters quickly extinguished a car fire this morning on eastbound I-94, Fire Cmdr. Sean Gleason said.

No one was injured in the fire, which started about 9:40 a.m. west of Michigan Avenue, Gleason said.

The fire appears to have started because of mechanical problems, Gleason said. Six firefighters responded and put out the blaze in about five minutes.

Spencer Ponte of Ypsilanti took some photographs of the action and submitted them to


Ypsilanti resident Spencer Ponte took this photo and said the driver, who was wearing blue scrubs, was unharmed.

Courtesy of Spencer Ponte


The car fire occurred on I-94 in Pittsfield Township, and traffic back-ups were reported in the area.

Courtesy of Spencer Ponte



Thu, Dec 2, 2010 : 12:07 a.m.

Ah, that fine GM quality! Sure was worth my tax dollars to save 'em!


Sat, Aug 21, 2010 : 3:05 p.m.

Saw a similar car fire on Friday the 13th on Ellsworth east of Carpenter near the fire station around 5:30 p.m. but never saw it reported in Ann because no one took a picture of it? That one was totally engulfed in flame with the interior fully involved. Could not get close enough to see what make it was.


Sat, Aug 21, 2010 : 7:12 a.m.

Sounds like someones hearing device was off or the radio playing too loudly if they did not hear a piston rod having issues. Man once those things go? The engine is blown. Good to know the driver is safe and I for one will never buy a cadillac. Now 4X4's on the other hand....


Fri, Aug 20, 2010 : 1:04 p.m.

I don't have a link, but I worked right by the GM Tech Center in Warren, and I saw a 2010 SRX on my way back to Ann Arbor leaking oil and smoking pretty bad (funny thing, the one I saw was black too). Might be a problem.

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Aug 20, 2010 : 12:08 p.m.

It looks like a "newer"(relative term) car. I wonder what caused the fire?


Fri, Aug 20, 2010 : 11:14 a.m.

Bad place for a car-b-que