A Hyundai Santa Fe sat vacant and desolate along the southbound shoulder of Highway 97 after it combusted into flames on Sunday, June 16.
At approximately 2:48 p.m., the Lake Country Fire Department received reports of the car completely engulfed in flames on Highway 97 near Gatske Road, according to officials.
Southbound on Highway 97 has been reduced to one lane just north of Lake Country following a car fire. pic.twitter.com/KvKB24J80G
— Kelowna Capital News (@KelownaCapNews) June 16, 2019
The man and woman who occupied the vehicle managed to pull over and exit the car before being engulfed, said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.
Luckily, no one was injured.
Southbound traffic was reduced to one lane until returning to two lanes after the car was moved at approximately 4 p.m., according to Deputy Chief Brent Penner.
The accident is currently undergoing investigation, although Penner said it is believed the cause of the fire was engine related.