Car catches on fire off U.S. Route 27 in Weston

Witness captures flames engulfing a car on the side of the road

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

WESTON, Fla. - Flames engulfed a car on U.S. Route 27 in Weston on Saturday afternoon, according to a witness.  

Nick Pimentel, who is related to Miami-Dade Police Homicide Detective Nick Pimentel, said he and his mom were traveling northbound on U.S. Route 27 when they saw the dark smoke.

"We saw airbags and tires start to explode," the 16-year-old high school student said.

Nick and his mom drove right by the car about 3:30 p.m. 



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