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Posted on Wed, May 1, 2013 : 7:26 p.m.

Ann Arbor firefighters douse fire in back of insulation truck

By Kyle Feldscher


Ann Arbor firefighters clear out the back of a truck that burned Wednesday afternoon.

Courtesy of AAFD

Ann Arbor firefighters extinguished a fire in the back of an insulation truck Wednesday afternoon and called the storage area a total loss.

Ann Arbor Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said firefighters were dispatched at 5 p.m. Wednesday to a car fire in the 1500 block of Woodcreek Boulevard. The firefighters found an insulation truck burning when they arrived.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and were on scene for more than an hour, Vogel said. No one was injured.

The back of the box truck was a total loss, Vogel said. The cause of the fire was not immediately available.

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Thu, May 2, 2013 : 6:42 p.m.

....Any relation to the guy with the rodent problem that ended up losing his shed......?(chortle)

Paprika Z

Thu, May 2, 2013 : 12:11 p.m.

What company owned the truck?

An Arborigine

Thu, May 2, 2013 : 1:51 a.m.

Note to self: Insulation is flameable?


Thu, May 2, 2013 : 11:37 p.m.

Scary, huh?

Dog Guy

Thu, May 2, 2013 : 12:18 a.m.

Well, so much for "fire retardant" insulation.


Wed, May 1, 2013 : 11:43 p.m.

What time is the parade? These guys are heroes!