Car Bursts into Flames Shortly After Purchase

Published: Sep. 17, 2015 at 11:03 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2015 at 7:15 PM CDT
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UPDATE: The Patterson Auto Group released a statement Friday stating that the vehicle that caught fire will be bought back from the customer and the purchase contract will be cancelled. The statement also said that any costs associated with the vehicle purchase and the subsequent fire, including any personal items lost, will be reimbursed.

"This is a very unfortunate incident and we are thankful that no one was injured. Although the pre-owned vehicles that we sell are thoroughly checked, unforeseen part failures, which are out of our control, are still a possibility. At Patterson, we want our customers to know that they can buy with confidence from us and that they will be taken good care of after the sell," said Paul Tigrett, CEO of the Patterson Auto Group. 

Wichita Falls, Texas – A woman and two teenagers are safe after their car burst into flames.

According to officials, the woman and her two teenagers went to a Patterson's car dealership and purchased a car. However, around ten minutes after they left the lot, the car began to smoke.

When the woman pulled off onto the Bacon Switch Road exit, the car caught on fire. A nearby bystander pulled over and told them to move away from the car as it became engulfed in flames.

The flames caught onto the grass, igniting a fire that spread several feet along the access road.

No injuries were reported, and the investigation as to what caused the fire continues.