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Five Mile Point Handles Car Fire

By NICHOLAS GRISWOLD, Correspondent | July 19, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 072021101

At 20:36 hours on the evening of July 19th, 2021 Broome County Communications began taking calls of a vehicle fire in the area of 581 Bevier Street. the Five Mile Point Fire Company (59) was dispatched. Broome County Sheriffs department arrived on scene and reported a small SUV well involved on the shoulder of the road. Engine 59-2, Squad 59, and Chief 59b all responded with a total of 11 firefighters. Engine 59-2 was first to arrive and quickly stretched from the rear hose reel. E59-2s crew was able to control the fire with only a few hundred gallons of water. Squad 59 arrived an assisted with overhaul of the vehicle. Broome County Fire Investigation team was called to investigate the cause of the fire, the investigation is ongoing at the time of this article. Crews were on scene for roughly an hour and a half before returning to service.

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