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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Towed vehicle catches fire on I-90

 

Last updated 7/29/2021 at 9:33am

Katie Teachout

Ritzville Fire Chief Joel Bell soaks down a vehicle that erupted into flames while being towed down I-90. Also pictured are Adams County Fire Protection District No. 1 Fire Chief Scott Kembel, and Ritzville Assistant Fire Chief Dave Breazeale.

RITZVILLE – A vehicle caught fire three miles west of Ritzville on Interstate 90 as it was being towed by a motor home Wednesday afternoon, July 21.

Driving the motor home was Arnold Mott.

"We were driving down the highway when all of a sudden a lady pulled up beside me and said, 'Your car's on fire,'" a shaken Mott said as firefighters continued to soak the vehicle. "She said it was smoking, but it was hazy all over, so I couldn't tell. I pulled over behind her, and by the time we got back there, it was fully engaged in fire. Fortunately we were able to get the car unhitched, and pull...



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