A Port Townsend man was uninjured when his car caught fire Thursday night. (Bill Beezley/East Jefferson Fire Rescue)

A Port Townsend man was uninjured when his car caught fire Thursday night. (Bill Beezley/East Jefferson Fire Rescue)

Fire destroys car in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — A car burst into flames and was destroyed on San Juan Avenue in Port Townsend.

The driver of the car, Jacob Wilford, 21, of Port Townsend, was uninjured, according to the Port Townsend Police Department.

East Jefferson Fire Rescue was dispatched to San Juan Avenue and 20th Street in Port Townsend just before 6:45 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports of a vehicle on fire, according to Bill Beezley, East Jefferson Fire Rescue spokesman.

Firefighters found a black 1998 Honda CRV completely engulfed in flames. They quickly extinguished the blaze but the car was completely destroyed, Beezley said.

Lisa Wentworth, who lived just blocks from the area, said she heard an explosion shortly before 7 p.m. and saw crews attempting to put out the blaze when she walked down to investigate.

In a police report Wilford stated that he had been driving north on San Juan Avenue when his car died.

When he pulled to the side of the road the car caught fire.

No other vehicles were involved, according to Port Townsend police and the fire department.

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Jefferson County Editor/Reporter Cydney McFarland can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 55052, or at [email protected] peninsuladailynews.com.

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