Lit cigarette, gas tank leads to Porsche fire

- A Porsche went up in flames on Interstate 275 on Tuesday night.

Florida Highway Patrol said the driver was traveling on I-275 near 38th Avenue in St. Petersburg. The driver was carrying a gas tank in the passenger seat and lit a cigarette. That’s when the fire started.

FHP shared a photo of the scorched car covered in fire extinguisher foam, and still smoldering from the blaze.
The driver, who was not identified, escaped uninjured, but the Porsche did not. 

According to FHP, it’s a total loss.

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