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Stuck car goes up in flames on Brigantine beach

Stuck car goes up in flames on Brigantine beach

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BRIGANTINE — Firefighters tackled some extra heat Wednesday when they put out a car fire on the beach, authorities said.

Capt. Chris Solari and department firefighters went to Jetty Beach shortly after 8:44 a.m. to find a car that had gotten stuck and was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters brought out their SR-8, a four-wheel drive truck designed for such calls, and used the bumper turret to knock down the fire, authorities said.

They then shoveled sand onto the car to put out any remaining flames.

Fire officials said the car’s occupants were trying to free the vehicle when they noticed flames coming from the engine.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, officials said.

Brigantine police said the Cove and Jetty beaches were closed as of 11:10 a.m. due to high volume of cars on the beach. The beaches are still open to pedestrians.

Any updates will be posted on the department’s Facebook page. Police advised people not to call the department or dispatch for updates as they need to keep the lines open for emergency services.Contact: 609-272-7022 NLeonard@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressNLeonard

Contact: 609-272-7022

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