In an ironic turn of events, a man repairing his friend's car in the early hours of Sunday morning saw a vehicle with a bigger set of problems across the street -- it was on fire.
More than four fire trucks and at least two ambulances responded to a fire in the 4000 block of Kirk Avenue on Sunday around 12:30 a.m. The thick smoke emitting from the burning vehicle could be smelled from more than two blocks away.
Efrain Salgado was fixing his friend's car when he noticed massive flames and smoke emitting from a parked vehicle across the street. The 25-year-old ran past Crawford Avenue and began knocking on the homeowner's door to notify him about the hot mess that was in his driveway.
"He looked surprised when he saw his car on fire," Salgado said. "It's a good thing we were across the street; it could've spread to his house quick."
While Skokie fire and police were unavailable for comment, Salgado noted that he didn't see anyone inside the burning vehicle. The cause of the fire is currently unknown at this time.
No further details are available. Once new information becomes available Skokie Patch will update.
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