Hot Wheels is an understatement.
A Subaru sedan's engine caught on fire on Highway 17's fast lane last night, June 22 at 7:28 p.m. Lucky for the sole passenger that two Santa Clara County Fire engines and one truck showed up, a total of 11 fire fighters, making quick work of the flames.
The call came in at 7:13 p.m., the trucks were on the road by 7:15 p.m., and arrived at the scene at 7:18 p.m. The whole incident was cleared at 7:34 p.m.
"It was all pretty fast," said Santa Clara County Fire Department spokesman. "It didn’t look like the fire was that extensive. It was confined to the engine compartment."
There was a a property loss of approximately $4,000, but no injuries reported. California Highway Patrol was also on the scene.