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Leaf Vacuum Sparks Truck Fire

Westport Fire Department extinguishes landscaping truck fire on Pumpkin Hill, no injuries reported, Westport, CT, 11-11-2020
Westport Fire Department responded to truck fire on Pumpkin Hill this morning. A landscaping truck, its machinery, and contents were ablaze. An employee said the fire started on the attached leaf vacuum and spread to the vacuum’s gas tank. When the worker attempted to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher, it failed and his clothes caught fire as well as the backpack blower and leaves in the area. He was able to remove the burning clothes without injury. Westport EMS evaluated the worker. No one was taken to the hospital. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Fire Department

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