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Photos from: Public Safety Log May 27, 2020




A 2002 BMW sits in the center lane of Highway 20 at the intersection of Harmony Road and Highway 20, where it caught fire. According to a Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District report, the driver said the vehicle died, began smoking and then fire engulfed the engine compartment. The fire partially damaged the passenger compartment. Investigators determined the cause was an electrical short. Adam Benjamin is the owner of the vehicle. Damage was estimated at $5,000. Eight firefighters responded to the fire at 6:26 p.m. on May 19 with two apparatus and a medic unit.



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