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State Route 283 closed temporarily due to car on fire

Published: Dec. 27, 2020 at 6:10 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2020 at 6:11 PM EST
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TOWN OF LERAY, N.Y. (WWNY) - Crews were called around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday to 25904 State Route 283 for a vehicle engulfed in flames.

Officials say a couple living at the address was leaving when their SUV began smoking at the end of a long driveway.

The couple was able to get out of the vehicle without injury and called 911 before the SUV caught fire.

7 News producer Ashley Seybolt on scene says the vehicle was more than 50 yards away from their home.

It took fire fighters about an hour to put out the fire as the fire reignited several times in the SUV’s gas tank.

One lane of State Route 283 remained open for traffic as crews contained and investigated the fire.

Calcium Fire Department North Pole Fire Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were all on scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, however, officials on scene say the extent of the damage may prevent investigators from determining where the fire started.

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