A car fire in Bremerton on Thursday, February 14, 2019 began after a stuck vehicle overheated. Photo credit: Andrea Facklam

A car fire in Bremerton on Thursday, February 14, 2019 began after a stuck vehicle overheated. Photo credit: Andrea Facklam

Car fire destroys belongings in Bremerton

A young woman had been living out of a vehicle that caught fire outside Blueberry Park around 4:40 a.m.

BREMERTON – A car fire early Thursday morning destroyed the belongings of a woman who had been staying in the vehicle.

The woman was not injured in the incident on Sylvan Way outside Blueberry Park, fire officials said.

The Bremerton Fire Department received reports of a blaze around 4:40 a.m.

Andrea Facklam, a passerby, witnessed the incident and called police.

“I calleld 911 along with the young girl who lost everything,” Facklam said. She said the woman appeared in her 20s.

BFD Captain Mike Six responded to the scene after first-responding units had arrived.

He said the car had been stuck in the snow and ice, and when the driver attempted to get the vehicle out, it overheated. It was possibly a tire fire, Six said.

Efforts to help the young woman were underway Thursday morning.

Stephanie Champagne said she planned to bring supplies to a crisis center where the victim was staying. And Facklam exchanged phone numbers at the scene and was in the process of figuring out what she could do.

“I want to help her,” she said.

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