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Pickup truck goes up in smoke

Staff photo by Adam Urquhart Nashua Fire Rescue personnel respond Friday to a report of a truck catching fire on Spit Brook Road.

NASHUA – A Ford F-150 SuperCrew pickup truck caught fire on Spit Brook Road Friday morning, spewing smoke as the cab became fully engulfed in flames.

Nashua Fire Rescue received the call at 11:43 a.m. Friday, with the first company arriving on the scene in the parking lot of the Old Navy store at 11:47 a.m. Deputy Chief Karl Gerhard said once crews arrived, they were able extinguish the blaze relatively quickly.

“They had a fire showing from the engine department of a pickup truck,” Gerhard said.

He said there was only one occupant listed in the report, and that there were no injuries reported. However, even after the fire was out, smoke steamed from the scorched vehicle as crews wrapped up their work.

Gerhard said it remains unclear what caused this vehicle to go up in flames.

Adam Urquhart can be reached at 594-1206 or aurquhart@nashuatelegraph.com.