PENDLETON – An unoccupied pickup truck caught fire while parked in a driveway in the 5500 block of Mapleton Road just before 3 a.m. Monday.
Joann M. Schneegold told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that she heard a loud boom and found the 2002 Dodge Ram pickup engulfed in flames. She said the vehicle, owned by her boyfriend, Mark B. Caprio, had been sitting in the driveway at 5506 Mapleton Road for the past week and hadn’t been moved.
Firefighters from Wendelville Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene to extinguish the fire.
The pickup was a complete loss. The heat of the fire also damaged a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice parked in the driveway as well as the vinyl siding on the house, deputies reported.
A damage estimate was unavailable.