11/30/2009

Pa. trooper's Crown Vic bursts into flames

By David Falchek
Times-Tribune

SCRANTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania State Trooper narrowly escaped serious injury after his car burst into flames on the McDade Expressway Saturday afternoon.

The state police cruiser was northbound before 1 p.m. when the engine compartment burst into flames. Two lanes of traffic were shut for about 20 minutes as the fire was extinguished. Traffic was restricted to one lane for about an hour, creating delays.

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