A De Soto man escaped injury Thursday morning but his car was completely destroyed by fire. Sheriff John Spears reports Richard Mellem, 66, of Desoto was traveling South on Devlin St. when he heard a loud pop. At that time he saw flames coming out from under the front fenders. Mellem attempted to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful. The Desoto and Ferryville Fire Departments arrived and put the fire out. The vehicle sustained total damage.
Assisting the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department were the Desoto and Ferryville Fire Departments.
The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department.
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