Jeep engulfed in flames on Kauai

WAIMEA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 2011 Jeep Wrangler was consumed by fire on Koke'e Road Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:22 a.m., about 1 to 1.5 miles south of the Waimea Canyon Drive junction.

No one was injured in the fire.

The driver reported that after smelling fumes, he pulled to the side of the road. He and his passenger then exited the vehicle. Soon afterward, the vehicle was engulfed in flames.

Fire crews along with police responded to the alarm.

Due to a ruptured fuel tank and water reactive metal, foam, water, and a dry chemical was used sparingly to control and extinguish the vehicle fire.

As a safety precaution, Koke'e Road was closed for approximately two hours and traffic was diverted to Waimea Canyon Drive.

The cause of the fire is not known.

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