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Santa Maria Fire Department responds to vehicle fire

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Sep 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 23:36:14-04
Santa Maria Fire Department responds to vehicle fire

Just before 5 p.m. Saturday, firefighters from Santa Maria Fire Department's Station 2 responded to a vehicle fire off Newlove Drive and South Broadway.

Captain John Sabedra says a man was driving when his car suddenly caught fire.

Firefighters believe the fire was started by an electrical malfunction, causing a fire in the engine compartment.

Firefighters say the car is a total loss but the driver is okay.