A fire destroyed a vehicle July 17 in the Village of De Soto on Devlin St.
According to a news release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Mellem, 66, of De Soto was traveling south on Devlin St. when he heard a loud pop. At that time he saw flames coming out from under the front fenders.
He attempted to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful.
The De Soto and Ferryville Fire Departments arrived and put the fire out.
Mellem’s vehicle was a total loss.
The accident remains under investigation.