Car catches fire during tow to junkyard

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Dustin Anderson shared this photo of a car fire along U.S. 27 on Thursday, March 10, 2016, via ReportIt.

DECATUR, Ind. (WANE) A car caught fire while it was being towed to a junk yard on Thursday.

Firefighters were called around 10 a.m. to the southbound lanes of U.S. 27, just south of Minnich Road, after a tow-truck driver reported a Ford Focus he was towing had caught fire.

The tow-truck driver said he noticed smoke rising from the Ford Focus he was towing, so he pulled over and got out to unhooked it. It then burst into flames, officials said.

Decatur firefighters were at the scene for an hour, officials said. There were no injuries.

The Ford was being towed to a junkyard.

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