Firefighters arrived on scene to find the burning car in the driveway. Firefighters deployed a single hand line and extinguished the fire in about 5 minutes.

Hannibal Rural Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched at 11:55 a.m., Sunday, July 30, to 58349 Flint Hill Road to the report of a fully involved car fire.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find the burning car in the driveway. Firefighters deployed a single hand line and extinguished the fire in about 5 minutes.

The car, a 1967 Ford Galaxy convertible is owned by John (Moon) Worrell.

According to Hannibal Rural Fire Chief Mike Dobson, Worrell advised that he had the car in a carport and when he started the car that the carburetor malfunctioned starting a fire in the engine compartment.

Worrell attempted unsuccessfully to extinguish the fire himself and then pushed the car out of the carport into the driveway and called 9-1-1. Worrell sustained a burn to his right wrist and forearm and was treated at the scene by Marion County Ambulance personnel.

The car was a total loss.

Firefighters were on scene for about 30 minutes.