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Vehicle fire that shut down Rt. 20A in Bristol blamed on mechanical issue

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on a vehicle fire that happened in the town of Bristol on Tuesday around 8:45 a.m.


Seth Holcomb, 50, was traveling west on Route 20A when his vehicle lost power. When he pulled off the road the front end of the vehicle showed flames and smoke. 

The fire spread to the rest of the vehicle and it was quickly fully-engulfed. 

The fire was attributed to a mechanical fire. No injuries were reported and Route 20A was closed for approximately an hour while police and fire personnel were on-scene.