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A helpful bystander quickly used a fire extinguisher to slow the spread of the flames

PHOTO COURTESY JEFFERSON COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1 - A green Ford Expedition went up in flames near Safeway, Wednesday, Jan. 12  shortly after 6 a.m. The driver and two dogs were able to get away from the fire unharmed.

Fire engulfed a green Ford Expedition near Safeway Wednesday, Jan. 12, shortly after 6 a.m.

The occupant and two dogs were able to get out of the vehicle safely.

A bystander was able to use a fire extinguisher to slow the spread of the fire.

Jefferson County Fire District No.1 put out the fire and helped the driver gather belongings from the vehicle.

The fire started in the engine compartment and moved into the cab.

Madras Police, Jefferson County Sheriff, Oregon State Police, Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services and Oregon Department of Transportation all assisted in the incident.


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