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Victoria resident okay after car bursts into flames

VICTORIA, Texas - A down on her luck Victoria resident is okay after her car burst into flames with her inside.

The fire took place early Monday morning at the Miori Place apartments. 

Carol Porter, who had just checked out of a local hospital after an extended stay, was about to drive to her first day at work when her car made a popping sound. 

After trying to investigate, the car's engine burst into flames, forcing Porter out of the car. Porter says firefighters arrived late because of an issue finding her home. 

"To make a long story short, the [firefighters] came to the wrong, went to the wrong address. And so, they made it here now. So, they made it. I still have my life. I'm alive. And, I thank God for that. It could have been worse than what it is now. So, i'm really grateful."

We reached out to the Victoria Fire Department for a comment on response times and will update this story when a statement is made. 

If you would like to help Carol Porter after the car fire, you can reach out to her by contacting her at (361) 652-4120.


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