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Smoking material causes truck to catch fire

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Posted at 12:59 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 12:59:38-04

A truck was destroyed in a fire after a smoking material was not disposed of properly. 

Firefighters were called to the 800 block of E. Old Philadelphia Road just after 1 in the afternoon after the owner of a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 said his truck was on fire. It took seven firefighters around 10 minutes to extinguish the flames. 

$5,000 worth of damage was done to the car and there were no reported injuries. 

Fire officials say the fire started in the passenger compartment and was caused by a discarded smoking material.