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Freetown Fire Department battles car fires at automobile auction complex


“Just before 11pm on Saturday night, we received a call for a “brush fire” on South Main St.

It was 50 degrees outside and pouring rain so those responding immediately knew it was something other than brush.

Engine 3 and Car 2 arrived to find multiple Vehicles burning in the Copart Auto Auction complex at 170 S. Main St. 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
• Car 1

The incident involved a total of 30 Vehicles once a proper count could be taken.”-Freetown Fire Department.

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About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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