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No Injuries in Croydon Car Fire (Video)

  • Newport and Croydon fire officials work to extinguish a stubborn car fire off Route 10 in Croydon, N.H., on Monday, Nov 6, 2017. No foul play is suspected, police said. (Valley News - Jordan Cuddemi) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.



Monday, November 06, 2017

Croydon — Fire crews from Newport and Croydon worked for 30 minutes this morning to extinguish a stubborn car fire at a home off Route 10 in Croydon.

Croydon Police Chief Richard Lee said no one was in the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which was parked near the driveway at 311 Route 10, at the time of the fire.

The cause of the blaze is believed to be electrical, Lee said. No foul play is suspected.

The fire broke out around 9:50 a.m. and a large plume of black smoke rose into the air until fire crews arrived shortly after.

Firefighters used water and foam to try and extinguish the flames, but the gas tank slowly melted, releasing fuel and reigniting the fire, Lee said.

No one was injured.

The car is owned by Cote Swenson, who lives at the home.