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Clyde firefighters respond quickly to lawnmower blaze in village

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The Clyde Fire Department responded swiftly to a riding lawnmower fire in the village of Clyde on July 19, 2023.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

At approximately 12:10 p.m., Rescue 2 (R2) along with Car 2-1 were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, they encountered the lawnmower fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters quickly brought the situation under control by stretching a line and extinguishing the fire.

An investigation into the incident indicated that the battery had fallen and caused a short circuit in the mower, leading to the blaze. Following the successful extinguishment of the fire, all units were put back in service under the direction of Car 2-1.