A vehicle fire nearly spread to become a house fire in Hays early Saturday afternoon.
The City of Hays Fire Department, assisted by the Hays Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff, and Ellis County EMS, was dispatched at 12:28 p.m. May 2, to a car on fire threatening a house at 314 East 16th Street.
According to Fire Chief Gary Brown, firefighters found the engine compartment of a car well involved in fire when they arrived.
The car was in the driveway only a few feet from the house.
Firefighters used a fire extinguisher to hold the fire in check while a hose line was laid to attack the fire. The fire was quickly extinguished.
The vehicle suffered heavy damage. There were no injuries.
Five fire trucks and eighteen firefighters responded.
The last fire crew left the scene at 1:13 PM.