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Firefighters blame rat's nest for truck blaze

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[March 25, 2010]  OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) -- Firefighters said a nest built by rodents on part of a pickup truck's engine heated up and started a fire under the hood as the driver pulled into a parking lot.

Ossipee Fire Chief Mike Brownell said a woman was driving the pickup Wednesday morning. It hadn't been driven in a while. WMWV-FM radio reported police and workers in a garage used fire extinguishers to put the fire out. No one was hurt.

Brownell said the nest was built on top of the pickup's engine manifold.


Information from: WMWV-FM,

[Associated Press]

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