Truck Ignites on Main Street

By Beacon Staff

Jeff Ward, left, talks with a Kalispell firefighter while another extinguishes his pickup truck after it caught fire on Main Street in Kalispell Friday night. Witnesses say they saw flames underneath the small pickup truck and began honking.

“I didn’t see anything or smell anything,” Ward said. “I didn’t have a clue until I pulled over.”

That’s when the vehicle became engulfed in flames. Ward called 911 from Wheeler Jewelry and the Kalispell Fire Department responded. No one was injured. “He saved the (Thanksgiving) turkey,” said one witness. “It came through still frozen,” Ward added.