Vehicle was on South Tenth Street near Philippine

A fire gutted the engine compartment of a minivan Saturday afternoon.

The fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. on south Tenth Street near Philippine Street.
Taft Police officer Mark Miller was flagged down.

Miller attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher but the engine under the hood was burning and the fire continued to burn until Kern County firefighters arrived.
There were no injuries.