Columbus Firefighters put out a vehicle fire on the Interstate Monday afternoon. Capt. Mike Wilson, fire department spokesman, says that firefighters were called to the southbound exit ramp of I-65 at State Road 46 at about 2:20 p.m.
Wilson says that firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes to find an SUV on the shoulder of the interstate. He says that responding
firefighters dealt with heavy flames coming from the rear of the vehicle. They were able to put the fire out within five-minutes after using nearly 100 gallons of water, said Wilson.
The owner of the vehicle, Timothy Reshousky, of Frankfort, IN, reportedly told investigators that he was traveling to Tennessee when he noticed an unusual vibration. Moments later, he said that he noticed smoke trailing his vehicle, so he pulled over.
Reshousky told firefighters he was moving to Tennessee and had all of his possessions in the vehicle. Reshousky was traveling with his German Shepard. Luckily, Wilson says that both were uninjured. Wilson added that Reshousky has made arrangements with family members in Tennessee to continue his trip.
Fire officials say that Reshousky’s vehicle is a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation is ongoing. Wilson thanked the
Columbus Police Department and Indiana State Police for providing traffic control and maintaining safety as they fought the blaze.