A car being driven by a woman along Tun Joaquin Doi Road in Finasisu caught fire yesterday afternoon.
The woman was not hurt as she managed to get down from the car, Saipan Tribune learned.
The Nissan Versa with license plate ACB-349 was completely burned. As of press time, the cause of the blaze was still unknown.
The woman was driving the car along Tun Joaquin Doi Road when she noticed smoke as she was descending the hill toward Chalan Kanoa.
The driver stopped the car on the road and immediately got down as thick smoke, followed by fire, gobbled the entire vehicle.
Firefighters from two firetrucks responded and extinguished the blaze. Police officers and some workers doing construction on the road near the scene rerouted the traffic flow until the vehicle was towed away.
When Saipan Tribune arrived at the scene at 3:20pm, the driver was no longer there. Police officers and fire investigators were still conducting their investigation at the scene.