Brand New GMC Yukon Erupts Into Flames During Test Drive

The driver pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road before the car was engulfed in flames and black smoke

A brand new SUV erupted into flames during a test drive Sunday after the car stopped working, officials said.

The driver pulled the 2015 GMC Yukon over to the side of the 2500 block of East Wagner Avenue in Anaheim before getting out of the vehicle along with the passenger, according to a news release by the Anaheim Police Department.

After they got out of the car, smoke and flames began pouring from the frame. The tires blew, and the car became engulfed in flames.

Cellphone video from the scene showed smoke billowing from flames beneath the car as firefighters doused the blaze. No one was injured and the fire was put out in about 10 minutes, said Lt. Tim Schmidt of the Anaheim Police Department.

"We are very fortunate that they parked in a quiet street," said Schmidt. "There really wasn't anything else around for the car to endanger."

Schmidt said police are still unaware of the exact cause of the fire, but there was a fluid leak before the incident occurred that they are looking into.

Hardin Dealership, the business where the test drive originated, did not comment by time of publication.

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