A vehicle was destroyed after it overheated and caught fire Wednesday night.

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The occupants had gone offroading in a remote area of Benton County when the vehicle overheated and caught fire in a field. The occupants were able to escape the fire unharmed.

Benton County Fire crews responded to the area of Ruppert Road for reports of the car on fire. The flames quickly spread across several acres. The prompt response allowed crews to contain the fire without it threatening any structures or people. The car was deemed a total loss by investigators.

Benton County Fire District #4 advises:

Please use caution due to the wildland areas are primed and ready to burn.

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