hamptons local events, express news group

Story - News

Jul 16, 2011 4:18 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Car Catches Fire on Main Street In Southampton Village

Jul 20, 2011 10:33 AM

A car caught on fire Saturday afternoon on Main Street in Southampton Village, closing a portion of the road to motorists and pedestrians while firefighters doused the flames.

The car—a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza, according to Southampton Village Police Sergeant Michael Medio, who was on the scene—was parked on the eastern side of the street in front of the Brooks Brothers clothing store. No one was injured, he said.

Main Street was closed to vehicle traffic between the Jobs Lane/Meeting House Lane and Nugent Street/Hampton Road intersections while Southampton Fire Department crews 
extinguished the fire and 
hosed down the Monza and the cars parked next to it. A 
portion of sidewalk was also closed to foot traffic during that time.

The car caught fire at about 3:30 p.m. Southampton Fire Captain Chris Brenner said the fire seemed to originate in the trunk area, but it was not immediately clear what sparked the flames.

According to the police blotter, the car was towed from the scene, and police drove the car’s owner back to his North Sea home.

You've read 1 of 7 free articles this month.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

Looks more like a Chevrolet Corvair. Ralph Nader wasn't fond of these. Glad no one was injured. Kudos to Sgt. Medio.
By olddiesel (8), southampton on Jul 16, 11 9:32 PM
In 1963 Chevy made a Corvair Monza and that is what it would seem to be.
By blbandit (21), Southampton on Jul 17, 11 9:13 AM
Yep, That's a Corvair Monza. Apparently unsafe at any speed. Even parked!
By Arnold Timer (327), Sag Harbor on Jul 17, 11 11:26 AM
2 members liked this comment