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Vehicle catches fire in Schuylkill

Published February 01. 2010 05:00PM

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating an incident in which a vehicle caught fire.

Troopers said Tucker J. Fisher, 19, of Pine Grove, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet 2500 truck eastbound on SR901, about a half-mile from Interstate 81, in Barry Township, about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, when he noticed flames coming from out of the drivers side fo the vehicle.

He immediately pulled over and he and his four passengers were able to get out of the vehicle safely before it became completely engulfed in flames and was destroyed.

The road was completely shut down for a period of time until firefighters from the Gordon, Citizen and Lavelle fire companies could extinguish the blaze.

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