Car fire in Sturtevant causes damages to surrounding duplexes

STURTEVANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The South Shore Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire between two houses over the weekend.

It happened around 4 p.m. on Sunday in the 3200 block of Kennedy Drive.

Upon arrival, crews located a fully involved vehicle fire and immediately started evacuating residents from duplexes located on both sides of the vehicle fire.

The fire was determined to have started in a 2008 Cadillac Escalade that was parked in the driveway between two duplexes.

The fire likely started from a mechanical malfunction in the vehicle's engine, South Shore Fire confirms.

Heat from the fire seriously damaged the siding on the surrounding duplexes.

The vehicle was a total loss.

There was roughly $10,000 in damages done to each of the two duplexes. Both duplexes remained habitable after the fire.

There were no injuries reported.

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