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Dry and windy conditions turn car fire into highway brush fire

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Photo courtesy of Lakeville Fire Department

A car fire turned into much more this afternoon due to dry and windy conditions.

According to the Lakeville Fire Department, at 2:52 p.m. this afternoon, the LFD responded to Route 140 north at Myricks for a car fire.

Car 1 arrived to find a fully involved car and a fast moving fire in the adjacent woods.


Photo courtesy of Lakeville Fire Department

The Chief ordered a call of all on and off duty firefighters, bringing Engines 1, 2, 3, Forest Fire 1, and Tanker 1 to the scene. An engine from Taunton also jumped in to the operation.

Crews were able to extinguish the fires within 40 minutes.

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