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Truck goes up in flames on Bluegrass Parkway

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Ammunition stored in vehicle goes off

By The Staff

A Ford F-350 pick-up truck became engulfed in flames Monday afternoon after the driver pulled off the Bluegrass Parkway to check the cause of a burning smell in the vehicle.
According to County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, two men from Fayette County were traveling westbound at 12:48 p.m. Monday when something started to smell like it was burning.
They pulled off to the side of the parkway, at about mile marker 62, popped the hood and didn’t find anything. Climbing back into the cab of the truck, they pulled off the dashboard cover and the fire flared into the cab.
‘And from that point, it just kept growing,’ Barnes said of the vehicle fire.
Barnes said what appeared to be handgun ammunition discharged inside the vehicle due to the fire, but before firefighters arrived on scene.
No one was injured in the fire.
The county fire department, EMS and the Anderson County sheriff’s office responded to the scene.