Just before WEAR reporter Christina Leavenworth went live for a story about a local man making his own snow in the unusually cold Florida temperatures, her 2011 VW Jetta caught fire.
“When I was driving I started to smell some smoke so I started googling what was going on once I pulled over,” said Leavenworth. “Then I saw flames. Tried to put water on it. We quickly called 9-1-1.”
Firefighters showed up and put the fire out. It was so cold that the water they used to douse the flames turned to ice.
“But on a lighter note,” said Leavenworth. “Hey! There’s snow!”
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