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Corvette burns in Wellesley Square

Posted by Sarah Thomas  May 27, 2010 01:45 PM

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Wellesley Resident Jennifer Sydney Goldman snapped this great picture last night of a 1979 Corvette on fire on Washington Street near DePrisco Jewelers. The fire broke out around 7 p.m. and closed down the square for about 45 minutes.

"The operator of the car said he was stopped at a red light, when he felt a small explosion under the hood," said Lt. Jack Pilecki of Wellesley police. "He also saw a small flame by his tire. Luckily he stopped the car and got out safely, and officials were able to contain the blaze."

Pilecki said no one was hurt in the incident, and that the fire was extinguished before it could spread.

Sarah Thomas can be reached at sarah.m.thomas@gmail.com.

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