The engine of a sedan caught fire Tuesday morning in front of the Rona in Penticton.(Brennan Phillips Western News)

Driver escapes after car catches fire in Penticton

Duncan Avenue temporarily closed near the Hyundai dealership

A driver managed to get out of his vehicle after it caught fire on Duncan Avenue East near the Rona on Tuesday morning.

Around 10:20 a.m., Penticton Fire rushed to the scene where a grey sedan had flames coming from the engine.

Luckily the vehicle was parked away from other cars and buildings. Firefighters managed to put out the flames quickly.

As of 10:50 a.m., Duncan was closed in both directions at the Advantage Mini Storage and Hyundai dealership.

The vehicle is expected to be towed away and firefighters should open up the road soon.

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