Vehicle fire extinguished in Tamaqua
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Just before 10 a.m. Saturday morning firefighters from American Hose and East End fire companies were called to a report of a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Boyer's Market in Tamaqua. The vehicle was engulfed with smoke when they arrived. Firefighters had the car lifted via tow truck to get a better angle under the engine compartment to extinguish the fire. The driver of the 1995 Subaru Impreza was traveling on Broad Street, Route 209, in Tamaqua when they saw heavy smoke and quickly pulled into the Boyer's parking lot. The totaled vehicle is owned by Thomas Heller and Nichole Beckett of Coaldale. A volunteer with the Tamaqua Volunteers group pointed out that the couple also lost their truck the day before due to transmission problems. No one was injured. Tamaqua Ambulance responded and the Tamaqua Fire Police controlled traffic around Boyer's for the duration.