On Tuesday, October 24th, around 9:10AM, the San Pedro Fire Department (SPFD) was notified about a golf cart engulfed in flames on Coconut Drive, south of town. By the time the fire trucks arrived, the area had been cordoned by the San Pedro Traffic Department and traffic was diverted. The vehicle was rapidly gutted by the blaze, and completely destroyed before the fire could be extinguished. No one was reported injured in the freak incident.
Despite a light rain, the golf cart burned brightly on the sidewalk, at some point gaining intensity as the gas tank exploded. Onlookers, along with members of the local authorities could only watch as the vehicle burned to a crisp, black clouds billowing in the air.
A few witnesses complained that the fire department did not properly respond to the fire. They pointed out that a fire truck did arrive, but nothing was done, and the cart continued burning. SPFD Personnel told The Sun that upon being alerted about the fire, they quickly responded. However, due to a mechanical problem with their truck, they were unable to extinguish the fire right away. A second truck was deployed and the blaze was rapidly extinguished.
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