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Amarillo Fire Department details two vehicle fires Thursday – News – Amarillo Globe-News

The Amarillo Fire Department released information about two vehicle fires, which occurred Thursday evening at 1609 SW Bowie and at 1800 NW Washington Ave.

According to a news release for the first incident, the fire department dispatched a single unit to a reported vehicle fire. When the unit arrived at 8:33 p.m., a single vehicle was on fire in front of 1609 SW Bowie.

There was trouble extinguishing the vehicle due to a leaking fuel tank, which caused a second truck to be requested to provide a water supply. Crews had the fire under control by 8:50 p.m., and no injuries were reported. The incident is currently under investigation by the Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office.

According to a news release for the second incident, the department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 8:52 p.m.

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Vehicle fire on Route 8 north in Ansonia extinguished

ANSONIA — A stretch of Route 8 north was briefly closed Friday afternoon because of a vehicle fire, according to initial dispatch reports.

First responders in Ansonia got the call for a possible vehicle fire on Route 8 north, a little bit north of Exit 18, around 5:15 p.m.

Multiple people called 911 to report the incident. A first responder who said they had come across the fire while driving confirmed it was a working fire over the radio waves.

The first arriving unit confirmed a working fire in the vehicle’s engine compartment.

Firefighters quickly went to work, shutting down a lane of travel and starting to extinguish the flames. That

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