Car Catches Fire in Abbot

Passing motorist  Randy Spencer said that this car appeared empty and was just starting to burn before it became a fireball  along Route 15 in Abbot when he stopped Monday, May 3, 2010. He said he called 911, and was told by a dispatcher that a  fire truck was already enroute and that the vehicle was empty of people. (Photo courtesy of Randy Spencer)
Passing motorist Randy Spencer said that this car appeared empty and was just starting to burn before it became a fireball along Route 15 in Abbot when he stopped Monday, May 3, 2010. He said he called 911, and was told by a dispatcher that a fire truck was already enroute and that the vehicle was empty of people. (Photo courtesy of Randy Spencer)
Posted May 03, 2010, at 8:12 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12 p.m.

Randy Spencer, a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist, was traveling on Route 15 in Abbot at about 2:30 p.m. Monday when he spotted a vehicle on fire and called 911. Within moments, the car became what Spencer described as a “fireball.” Members of the Guilford Fire Department put out the fire and no one was injured, according to a Piscataquis County dispatcher. The name of the car’s owner and other details about the incident were not immediately available Monday.

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