Smoking material left on the front seat of a pick up truck in Newtown likely led to the vehicle becoming fully engulfed in flames. Sandy Hook Volunteer Firefighters responded to Pine Street Sunday.
The fire started in the cab area. The vehicle was not parked next to the resident's house, but it was near an outbuilding.
Firefighters used 30 gallons of foam and 2,700 gallons of water to extinguish the fire. DEEP was alerted to the incident because of the proximity of that foam to a brook, and the water runoff that mixed with gasoline that got into the brook.