Just after 3 a.m. Friday morning Hoquiam Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to a report of a collision near Lincoln Street and Queen Avenue, with a vehicle on fire. When they got there they found a mid-1990 Ford Ranger pick-up fully engulfed in flames. It was determined there had not been a collision, just a vehicle fire. Responding Hoquiam Fire Department units extinguished the stubborn fire.
Witnesses reported hearing a loud “bang” before looking outside and seeing the truck on fire. The vehicle was reported to have been parked at the location all day. The owner of the vehicle was not home, and officers have not yet been able to contact him. Messages were left for him to contact officers when he is available.
The truck is a total loss but fortunately there were no injuries. At this time the cause of the fire is undetermined. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Officer Verboomen at the Hoquiam Police Department 360 532-0892 ext. 296.