Family safe after car starts on fire in Grand Haven

A Muskegon woman and her three children are safe after their car caught on fire this morning on U.S. 31 near Robbins Road. Jimenez Consepcion was driving south on U.S. 31 after dropping her husband off at work when she noticed smoke coming from under the car's dashboard, said Lt. Bruce Palm of Grand Haven Township Fire and Rescue.
Becky Vargo
May 18, 2011


Consepcion was taking the Michigan turn to head back north on U.S. 31, but pulled off at a former bank property on the southeast corner of U.S. 31 and Robbins Road, and got her children out the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. By then, she was seeing flames under the dash, Palm said.

Firefighters were called to the scene about 8:15 a.m. and saw the car fully involved in flames when they arrived.

The car was a total loss, Palm said. He estimated its value at near $2,000.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, he said.


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