Fairhaven Fire Dept. Press Release
Mechanics making repair to a commercial box truck sparked a blaze at A&A Auto at 196 Washington Street (Route 6) in Fairhaven on Wednesday, 3/27/19, at about 4:45 p.m.
When fire crews arrived they found heavy flames coming from the vehicle that was parked in front of the auto dealership which also does auto repairs.
The fire was difficult to extinguish as the fuel tank had ruptured and fuel was burning under the vehicle. Foam had to be used to extinguish the burning fuel. There was no structural damage to the A&A Auto building.
Crews were on scene for approximately one hour and Mass. Department of Environmental Protection was called to check out the town drainage system as water and fuel from the fire made its way to the road drains on Route 6.
No firefighters were injured during the blaze but one employee was evaluated for minor burns as he was the person working under the truck when the truck ignited.
The commercial truck is owned by Fairhaven Honey Wagon and is deemed a total loss.
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