Vehicle catches fire after being stuck in snow: Waterloo Fire

A vehicle on fire in Waterloo. (Jan. 18, 2022)

A vehicle is being considered a total loss after it reportedly caught fire near a busy Waterloo intersection.

Waterloo Fire responded to the incident near Columbia Street West and Fischer-Hallman Road North at 7:11 p.m. Monday.

They said the driver had been stuck in snow, was able to get moving, continued down the road, and was alerted by a transit bus driver his vehicle was on fire.

The driver reportedly pulled over and was not injured.

Fire crews put out the fire, said it's a total loss, and estimated the damage cost is around $2,000.

The roads around were closed by regional police so firefighters could access a hydrant.

There will be no investigation into what caused the fire.

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