VICTORVILLE – Two Victorville station deputies escaped a patrol vehicle shortly before it became fully engulfed in flames on Wednesday night. At around 8:25 p.m. the deputies were patrolling the area of Palmdale and El Evado Roads. As they were driving in the marked patrol vehicle, there was an unusual smell and smoke coming from the vehicle.
They pulled into a parking lot, stopped the vehicle and got out. “As they exited they noticed smoke and flames coming from the engine compartment,” said Victorville Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez. “Deputies attempted to extinguish the flames but were unsuccessful.”
According to authorities, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames within a short period of time. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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