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Pickup truck catches fire in OR

(Information from Oak Ridge Today) The driver of a pickup truck that caught on fire Friday afternoon was taken to the hospital with minor burns, and emergency workers were not injured when fuel vapors ignited after the fire was first extinguished. The 62-year-old man tried to open the hood of the blue Ford Ranger and put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. The man, who was not identified, received minor burns on both hands.
The cause of the fire was unknown. A fuel line on the engine ruptured, and gasoline vapors ignited while emergency workers tried to plug the line. None of the emergency crew, which included three firefighters, was injured when the gas vapors ignited.
Firefighters used a water-based foam to smother and control the mid-afternoon fire. The gas burned away, and firefighters were able to stop the gas leak.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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