About that smoke coming from Washington Park...

washington park car fire

New car smell? Totally gone.

If you were around Washington Park in Albany this afternoon around 4 pm, you might have seen dark smoke billowing out of the park.

The smoke was from a car fire. Firefighters told us One of the passengers told us they were driving to the park and the car, for some unknown reason, just started smoking. They stopped the car at Henry Johnson, everyone hopped out and they called 911. No one got hurt.

Except for the car. As you can see above, it's pretty well toasted. The interior is completely burned out -- all that's left of the seats are the metal frames.

A few more pics after the jump.

[via @ElizabethEss]

washington park car fire wide

washington park car fire closeup

Comments

Your cutline on that top photo made me laugh out loud :D

Well, that explains the smell I noticed. I live just east of the Park and, on my way home late yesterday afternoon, I commented to my partner that it seemed like there was a nasty pollution smell in the air...more than the usual rush-hour car fumes.

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