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The Times
  • Vehicle fire reroutes traffic on Route 28

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  • MOHAWK — The Cedarville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at around 7:15 p.m. Thursday on state Route 28.
    Cedarville Fire Chief Fred Sinclair said the vehicle was believed to be a Jeep Cherokee that was on the side of the road, just south of Getman Corners.
    “I wasn't the first one on the scene, but I believe that it was” engulfed in flames, said Sinclair during a telephone interview Friday afternoon.
    Sinclair said it took about 10 to 15 minutes to put the fire out.
    “The issue was the water that was on the highway, because it was so cold it turned into a sheet of ice,” said Sinclair. “We had to wait for the [state Department of Transportation] to come up and salt it so it would not be a hazard.”
    No injuries were reported.
    The vehicle was a total loss in the fire.
    Sinclair said he didn't yet have a cause.
    Traffic was rerouted for an hour and a half to two hours from Getman Corners to the blinking light on Jordanville Road.
    Cedarville was also one of the responding departments to a fire at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville earlier Thursday afternoon.

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