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Excavator bursts into flames in Tompkins County, quickly brought under control by firefighters

Firefighters in Ithaca were called to put out an excavator blaze that started on a construction site on Willow Avenue.

It happened during the morning hours on Tuesday.

The engine compartment of the excavator was fully-engulfed when firefighters arrived at the site near the TCAT bus garage.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire and used shovels to create a dam to control the runoff of any fuels and oils to prevent them from flowing into Cayuga Lake.

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