A black 1983 Porche burst into flames at Mount Hope Motel last Wednesday.

Driver escapes car fire at motel in Hope

The cause of the blaze on Nov. 7 is still under investigation

A black 1983 Porche burst into flames in the Mount Hope Motel parking lot last Wednesday.

The 28-year-old driver from Ontario was on route to Vancouver and pulled off the highway into Hope around 3 p.m. While driving along Old Hope Princeton Way, police said he started having car troubles and noticed flames shooting out from underneath the hood. The man then pulled into the motel parking lot and attempted to retrieve his personal belongings.

The fire department extinguished the blaze quickly, however the driver was treated for burn injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.