Photo: Fiery Surprise

Golden Valley Fire Department/Courtesy

Golden Valley Fire Department/Courtesy

The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire and instead found a single-vehicle accident and car fire Sunday. The vehicle appeared to have struck some large rocks just off the roadway, catching fire at the intersection of Ganado and Simon streets, said Assistant Fire Chief Tom O'Donohue. The driver was found outside the vehicle on the ground when firefighters arrived. The car was fully involved and had also begun a brush fire, which was quickly extinguished, according to Captain Tony DeMaio. The vehicle is considered a total loss. Pictured here, firefighter Scott Proudfoot applies foam to the brush fire and car.