A snowmobile burst into flames as its owner tried to start it at his property in the 3100 block of Stony Point Road at about 12:15 p.m. Friday. It was totally destroyed by the time crews from the Grand Island Fire Company arrived.
Fire Capt. Tim Krecisz said the fire was extinguished within 10 minutes. He said mechanical problems were the likely cause of the fire. No one was injured.