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Pickup Truck Damaged by Wednesday Fire

Pickup Fire 12-26City of Russell firefighters and Russell County EMS paramedics responded to a vehicle fire in the 800 Block of East 7th Street Wednesday afternoon for a pickup truck engine on fire.

At the scene Wednesday afternoon at around 12:45, the vehicle's owner said the engine in his Chevy pickup simply blew up and flames quickly engulfed the engine compartment. Some fire, but mostly smoke and water damage was done to the truck's cab. 

No injuries were reported.

City firefighters had the blaze out within about 20 minutes.

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