Mom and son escape safely from burning SUV in Arlington Heights

  • A car became engulfed in flames near Hickory and Euclid avenues Friday morning in Arlington Heights.

    A car became engulfed in flames near Hickory and Euclid avenues Friday morning in Arlington Heights. Courtesy of Carl Wagner

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 6/28/2019 8:14 PM

A woman and her son escaped their SUV after it caught fire Friday morning in Arlington Heights, officials said.

Firefighters said the mother was driving when she noticed smoke. She then pulled over on Hickory Avenue north of Euclid Avenue, evacuated the car with her son and called 911.

 

Their Acura MDX was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after 9 a.m.

Flames and heavy black smoke blasted through the car windows, and firefighters used a single hose to extinguish the blaze. The car was a total loss.

Officials said the fire is under investigation.

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