Car catches fire in American River Courtyard parking lot

Sean Keister

A car fire at the American River Courtyard parking lot was extinguished quickly this afternoon around 3:45 p.m.

The student was on her way back from getting her car serviced when it started smoking. She pulled into the parking lot, left the vehicle and called 911.

Jeff Solomon, the residence hall liaison officer, discovered the fire right away and he attempted to put it out with a fire extinguisher.

“I started on it to keep from spreading,” Solomon said. “The fire department got here in around four minutes.”

Dexter Ching, fire captain said that the fire was just mechanical in nature.

“It’s good that no one was injured,” Ching said.

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