Truck Goes Up In Flames At Nantucket Housing Authority

Jason Graziadei •

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The Nantucket Fire Department tackled a vehicle fire in front of the Nantucket Housing Authority office on Manta Drive where a Ford F-150 truck went up in flames. There were no injuries as a result of the blaze around noon on Monday.

Deputy fire chief Kevin Ramos was first on the scene and can be seen in the video below assessing the situation before an engine arrived. He also entered the office to ensure everyone was out. Police and fire remained on the scene around 12:30pm but the fire was quickly extinguished and did not extend to the office building.

Nantucket Fire Department Chief Michael Cranson shared the following information about the incident:

“A man pulled into the Nantucket Housing Authority Office to retrieve a housing application," Cranson said in an email to the Current. "When he came out of the building he saw that his Ford F150 was engulfed in fire. The truck was about 10 feet from the front entrance to the building. The building happened to be unoccupied at the time so there was no immediate life hazard. Our crews arrived and extinguished the fire in about 15 minutes. There were no injuries to report. The front of the building did suffered some bubbled paint from the heat. There was another vehicle parked next to the fire vehicle and that sustained heat damage as well.”

Cranson also confirmed the truck was not an electric vehicle.

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