Videos: Car smolders after crash at 22nd & Naismith

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A car caught fire after a crash at 22nd Street and Naismith Drive around 3:05 p.m. Saturday.

The patient was triage code green, meaning there were no serious injuries, but the vehicle caught fire. First responders waited to hose the fire down and instead called for help from Evergy because a powerline was down on the car, they said over the scanner.

The car was also blocking a fire hydrant, a witness told the Times, though there was another close by. The witness also said she heard tires exploding, and there was “really awful smoke.”

Another witness told the Times that the fire started several minutes after the initial crash, so everyone was able to get out of the cars safely.

Evergy was still en route to the scene as of 3:40 p.m., according to scanner traffic, but around 3:45 p.m., firefighters were able to start putting out the flames.

Contributed A firefighter puts out a car fire following a crash at 22nd Street and Naismith Drive, Saturday, March 13, 2021.
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