From the September 28, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1916, 100 Years Ago.
"The fire department was called out the forenoon shortly after eleven o'clock to extinguish another auto fire. Mike Hopkins was in the act of backing out of the garage when the machine backed fire and in a moment was aflame.
"Others nearby saw his predicament and phoned for the fire fighters who lost no time in getting to their job."
Wouldn't Happen With a Horse. --RoadDog