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Vehicle starts highway brush fires

Posted January 2, 2009

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— A malfunctioning vehicle that pulled off the highway Friday morning started several brush fires, authorities said.

The brush fires scorched various patches between mile markers 155 and 161 on Interstate 40/85, authorities said. Fire departments from Mebane, Efland and Hillsborough put out the fires.


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  • Cat22 Jan 2, 2009

    It was an old Firebird.

  • ContinuityMan Jan 2, 2009

    What kind of vehicle was this? Is the DOT using flamethrower tanks again?

  • Clayton_Delaney Jan 2, 2009

    Bad Vehicle! Bad!