Volvo destroyed after catching fire in downtown Ann Arbor
Photo submitted by Norman Tyler
A 1992 Volvo was totally destroyed when it burst into flames while waiting for a red light at Huron and Main streets Thursday morning, according to Ann Arbor fire officials.
A young woman was headed eastbound on Huron and came to a stop at the intersection just before 7:14 a.m. The woman, a University of Michigan graduate student, was then alerted by passersby that her vehicle was on fire, said Ann Arbor fire official Craig Sidelinger.
The woman safely got out of the Volvo before it was totally engulfed in flames, officials said.
“The car was a total loss,” Sidelinger added.
Fire crews arrived and extinguished the blaze within 45 minutes. The car was then towed from the intersection.
Acting Ann Arbor fire Battalion Chief Derek Wiseley said the fire likely started in the engine compartment underneath the car.
"It appears to be mechanical," he said.
The fire still remains under investigation.