• GM to investigate how Camaro started on fire

    By: Jim Strickland


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Consumer investigator Jim Strickland has learned General Motors expects to investigate a mysterious fire that torched a brand new Camaro. The car wasn't even running when it happened.

    "I really wasn't upset about my vehicle itself, I was more feeling lucky that I wasn't in it," said owner Jamie Taylor.

    Her new car is now an ash heap after the fires that erupted three hours after she parked it and switched off the ignition.

    Late Monday afternoon, a DeKalb County Fire official told Strickland there's no evidence of foul play, but that they can't determine the cause either. There is, however, more than one victim.

    "I feel horrible that what happened with my car affected another Chevrolet owner. It totaled her car as well," Taylor said.

    Strickland got to the scene just after a tow truck came for the Chevy Equinox that had been parked in front of the Camaro.

    "Are you angry?" Strickland asked owner Caitlin O'Donnell.

    "I am shocked more than anything," O'Donnell said.

    O'Donnell is hoping because she's a Chevy driver too, she'll get some consideration.

    "So fingers crossed that GM comes through and this doesn't happen to any other family," O'Donnell said.

    GM told Strickland they have no investigations underway regarding Camaro fires. The company was not prepared to comment on the Taylor case.

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