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Palm Harbor woman escapes car fire

Priscilla Muniz, 23, escaped flames that engulfed her 2000 Dodge Intrepid on Thursday afternoon at 37912 U.S. 19 N in Palm Harbor.

EILEEN SCHULTE | Times

Priscilla Muniz, 23, escaped flames that engulfed her 2000 Dodge Intrepid on Thursday afternoon at 37912 U.S. 19 N in Palm Harbor.

PALM HARBOR – Priscilla Muniz, 23, escaped a fire that engulfed her 2000 Dodge Intrepid on Thursday afternoon at 37912 U.S. 19 N in Palm Harbor.

She said she saw smoke, and then flames, coming from under the hood.

Muniz was unable to get out of the driver’s side door, so she crawled out of the passenger’s door, said Liz Monforti, public information officer with the Palm Harbor Fire Department.

By the time Muniz got out, the car was fully aflame. She was not injured, and there were no passengers in the car.

At the time of the fire, Muniz was in the process of moving to a new home in Palm Harbor.

An electrical malfunction under the hood caused the fire, said Howard Levinson, a Palm Harbor fire investigator.









Palm Harbor woman escapes car fire 08/20/09 [Last modified: Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:21pm]
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