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Car catches fire at Saratoga Speedway

BLACK CREEK, B.C. – A BMW burst into flames last night at Saratoga Speedway.

During a training session, the sports car skidded on its side and caught fire.

The Oyster Creek Fire Department worked quickly to douse the fire.

Oyster River Fire Chief Bruce Green said when crews arrived, the BMW was on its side and fully involved.

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“Flames were probably 10 or 15 feet in the air,” Green said.

Green said there was a danger of the flames spreading to nearby shrubbery.

“Fortunately, when we got there everybody was out of the vehicle and our main concern was the fire spreading to the trees. The crews arrived fairly quickly and did an excellent job of knocking the fire down so there was no further spread.”

Twelve firefighters from the Oyster River Fire Department helped put the fire out.

Green said the fire was so intense, it was difficult to say what make or model car it was.

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