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Menlo Park: Car fire temporarily blocks Oak Grove Avenue

 
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A vehicle fire that broke out on Oak Grove Avenue near Marcussen Drive around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, causing a PG&E pole to burst into flame, occurred when someone started a parked car, according to witnesses. The would-be driver got out safely and no one was hurt.

According to Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman, the fire was out in 10 to 15 minutes and the fire started in the motor compartment of the vehicle.

The incident also caused a temporary road closure at Oak Grove Avenue when police and fire personnel responded.

According to witnesses, the person who started the car was a Menlo-Atherton High School student, but the Almanac has been unable to verify whether that was the case.

The Almanac will update the story when more information is available.

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