Effingham firefighters respond to vehicle fire

The Effingham Fire Department received a call for a vehicle fire at Casey's General Store on South Banker Street at 2:34 p.m. on Wednesday. According to Assistant Chief Matt Kulesza, the driver was driving down the road and saw smoke under the dash. When he pulled into Casey's, the vehicle was fully engulfed. An Altamont firefighter who was passing by grabbed a fire extinguisher and used it to begin putting out the fire. Effingham firefighters extinguished the fire upon their arrival. Effingham Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Effingham Police Department. Photo by Crystal Reed.