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WCFR kept busy with multiple vehicle fires

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) announced that crews were kept busy with multiple vehicle fires recently.

Crews were sent to the 400 block of Bowman Road in Warren County where a vehicle was found on fire approximately 12 feet from a structure.

That fire was contained to the vehicle with no injuries reported.

Fire crews from Rivermont were then dispatched to the 3600 block of Panhandle Road where they found one vehicle fire had spread to a nearby second vehicle.

One person was sent to the area burn unit after sustaining significant burns to his arms while attempting to extinguish that fire.

After approximately a half hour that fire was reported under control.

That fire was determined to be the result of improper repair to the fuel system.

A third vehicle fire was reported at Elite Motor Sales on John Marshall Highway and was threatening other vehicles on the lot.

A pickup truck carrying a 50 gallon tank of asphalt sealant in the bed had the tank rupture.

The sealant ignited spreading burning fluid threatening other vehicles on the lot.

That fire was put under control by using a foam additive to contain the fluid suppress the fire and prevent it from spreading

The Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the cause of that fire was the result of improper handling or fuel around an ignition source.

No injuries were reported in that incident.

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