CENTRAL, La. (BRPROUD) – The Central Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire on Back Spruce Ave. and Durmast Dr.

It all started after an elderly woman arrived back home in her vehicle.

CFD says, “An alert neighbor saw a car on fire under the carport.”

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Firefighters immediately went to work putting the fire out.

They were able to keep the fire from entering the home.

So what caused this fire?

Investigators “found a possum had made a nest out of pine straw from the flowerbeds and started the fire,” according to the Central Fire Department.