Someone’s Corvette dream turned into a nightmare last week as the Pahrump Valley Fire Department was called to put out an engine fire in a 1985 Corvette.
Every Corvette owner’s nightmare occurred Monday about 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Highways 160 and 372 when the engine of this cherry-red 1985 model caught fire, gutting the engine compartment and melting the front tires. The driver was on Highway 160, turning left onto 372. Before he could make the turn, his car went up in flames. A good samaritan tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher, but the flames were quickly out of control. Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Services put out the fire. No one was hurt.
Pahrump Valley Times