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Car Fire Quickly Extinguished at Gas Pumps in Glenmont

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | July 18, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 071820108

A car fire was quickly extinguished at a gas station in Glenmont Saturday afternoon.

The Selkirk Fire Department was dispatched with Delmar-Bethlehem EMS for a reported vehicle fire at the fuel pumps at the Cumberland Farms on 68 Route 9W in Glenmont at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th.

When the call was dispatched there was already a firefighter on the scene who pushed the car away from the fuel pump and deployed a fire extinguisher on the engine compartment.

According to Assistant Chief Tom Neri, an arriving Bethlehem police officer also deployed a fire extinguisher on the vehicle, knocking the fire out.

An engine arrived on scene and charged a booster line to wet down the engine compartment and make sure the fire was extinguished.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.