flaming vehicle

Mountain City firefighter Capt. Johnny Roark works to extinguish a car fire last Saturday afternoon at the Marathon gas station across the Pioneer Village Shopping Plaza on South Shady Street. According to Mountain City police officers that were first on the scene, the vehicle owned by Tommy Johnson, 51, caught on fire while he was repairing the fuel pump. It took a little more than a half hour before a pair of MCFD units, and the assistance of firefighters Mark Arnold and Kenneth Dickens were able to bring the flames under control following the call to dispatch around 5:30 p.m. No injuries were reported. Photo by Tamas Mondovics.