Fuel fires consume snowmobiles

Photo by Matthew Nyland

A 2009 Arctic Cat 900 turbo was destroyed by fire about noon on Saturday near the Hancock City Garage. The driver, who was uninjured, said he had just gassed up and heard a backfire before the vehicle went up in flames. A similar snowmobile fire was reported Monday night at the Ontonagon Holiday gas station. A new Ski-Doo snowmobile was at a fuel pump when the fire started. A gas station employee immediately shut off the gas pumps, which prevented the fire from spreading. The fire was already extinguished before the Ontonagon Fire Department arrived.