Junk car being hauled on trailer bursts into flames along 31 in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 August 2021 at 2:41 pm

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ALBION – Albion firefighters Fred Piano and A.J. Fisher hose down a spot on Route 31 where a car burst into flames at about 1:40 p.m. today near the Transit Road intersection.

The car was being hauled to a scrap yard on a trailer. Something from the car was hanging and sparked from hitting the road. That spark caused the car to catch fire, Albion Fire Chief Rob Conner said.

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The car burst into flames and spewed dark smoke. A section of Route 31 from Denmore and Transit roads was closed to traffic for more than a half hour. No one was injured.