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By Gretchen McPherson
Staff Writer 

Couple gets out of their burning car

Fire spreads toward wood line


June 3, 2021

Gretchen McPherson

Fireman works to extinguish burning car

Around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 28, Flomaton Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a vehicle fire on Highway 31.

When firetrucks arrived on scene, the vehicle was fully involved and the fire was working its way toward the tree line, threatening to burn the woods, according to Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton.

Lee and Jessica Watson, of Atmore, were traveling south on Highway 31 when the 2002 Honda Civic began smoking.

"We were driving down the road and my husband pulled over quickly and said to get out, that the car was on fire," said Jessica Watson. "I couldn't get my seatb...

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