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Crews in Freetown respond to car fires as over two dozen vehicles go up in flames, 100 threatened



Photos courtesy of Freetown Fire Department

Over two dozen cars went up in flames late Saturday in a fire that threatened approximately 100 vehicles.

Just before 11:00 p.m. the Freetown Fire Department received a call for a “Brush Fire” on South Main Street. It was 50 degrees and pouring rain so those responding Immediately knew It was something other than a brush fire.

Engine 3 and Car 2 arrived to find multiple Vehicles burning in the Copart Auto Auction complex at 170 S. Main Street. At the time of arrival, Car 2 estimated 15-20 vehicles involved with an additional 100 threatened.

A response from Station 2 was requested bringing all available Freetown Firefighters to the scene. Initial arriving crews were able to prevent further extension into the remaining vehicles with 2 hand lines while sufficient water supply was established to extinguish the remaining fire.

Resources included Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Tanker 2, Rescue 2, Car 2 And Car 1.

The incident involved a total of 30 Vehicles once a proper count could be taken.

The fire is under investigation.

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