Pickup truck burns in Bangor Wendy’s parking lot

Posted Jan. 31, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A pickup truck was destroyed by fire in a fast-food restaurant parking lot Friday, officials said.

The driver, who Bangor Assistant Fire Chief Rick Cheverie did not identify, was heading through the drive-thru window at Wendy’s on Union Street when she saw smoke coming out from under her dashboard.

The driver wisely pulled the truck into a parking space and called 911, Cheverie said.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene shortly before 11:30 a.m., and arrived to find the truck engulfed in flames.

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Cheverie said the blaze was contained in about five minutes. He said a mechanical failure is likely to blame for the fire.

No other vehicles were ever in any danger and the driver was not injured, Cheverie said. The truck was totaled.

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