Car catches fire in flash flooding on McKnight Road


S IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE EARLIER. PRETTY UGLY OUT HERE AS THE FLASH FLOOD OCCURRED HERE ON MCKNIGHT ROA. WE SEE A CAR THAT CAUGHT FIRE, A MERCEDES BENZ THAT RODE INTO THE PUDDLE OF WATER AND IT STALLED. THE FOUR PEOPLE INSIDE GOT OUT SAFELY. IN THE MEANTIME THE CAR STARTED TO SMOKE, FLAMES OCCURRED AND THE ENTIRE CAR WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES. IN THE MEANWHILE THERE ARE SEVERAL BUSINESSES HERE THAT TOOK ON SEVERAL INCHES OF WATER, EMPLOYEES WERE EVACUATED BY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL. THEY HAD TO PUT LIFE JACKETS ONTO GET OUT. AND IN THE MEANTIME THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE WHO SAW ALL OF THIS GOING ON, INCLUDING THE GENTLEMAN WHO TOOK THE SMARTPHONE VIDEO THAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT. HIS NAME IS TIM PAUL. WE HEAR MORE FROM HIM ON WHAT HE SAW.>>IF YOU’LL PAN OVER TO THE — THIS FIRE EXTINGUISHER OVER HERE IT WAS TOTALLY COVERED BY THREE OR FOUR INCHES, AND YOU CAN SEE IT NOW, EVERYTHING IS FINE, BUT IT WAS JUST INCREDIBLE HOW QUICKLY IT CAME UP. THE PEOPLE IN THE CAR, THEY WERE ON THE WAY BACK FROM GRADUATION, THE YOUNG MAN LOST ALL OF HIS PAPERWORK IN THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT SADLY, BUT THEY ESCAPED. REPORTER: AGAIN, THE PEOPLE IN THE CAR ESCAPED WITHOUT HARM. THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE EVACUATED WITHOUT INJURY. AT THIS HOUR WE ARE STILL WAITING ON HOW SOON THEY WILL

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