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Car on fire on the Copley ramp from the Pru tunnel

Teddy Kokoros reports he was on his usual bus ride from Watertown into Boston around 7:15 this morning when he looked out the window in the Pru Tunnel to see a car fully engulfed in flames on the Copley offramp. Sounds like the car occupants were able to get out OK, at least, neither BFD nor State Police called for an ambulance.

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This is Fine!

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It’s kind of amazing they allow traffic into the tunnel when this happens. They have good ventilation in tunnels (because, like, reasons). But this only wound up closing down a couple of lanes, during an active fire.

The orange line catching fire was an excuse for Charlie baker to shut it down for a month. We’re not going to shut down the pike for a month, are we?

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A gasoline car had a fire, so we should ban them all.

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That’s going to be a long shutdown.

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The tracks run pretty close to the Pike in spots - we should probably shut down the Orange Line tracks just to be safe

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They shut the ramp.

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Didn’t realize it was fully on the ramp and not in the tunnel itself. Must have been a fun traffic morning!

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Kinda surprised it was not as miserable as I would have thought. I drove to the airport at 9am and it was smooth.

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Tommy Lee Jones was literally upstairs in Copley Square dealing with an explosion

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Ah, classic film. Known as "Really Blows" at my house.

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We had another fire on the red line at Kendall yesterday and it didn't make the news.

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when the bus driver was saying ¨And now we are approaching South Station in Boston, our last stop. Please do not take your luggage out of the overhead compartments until the bus has come to a complete - HOLY FUCK! WHAT WAS THAT??"

A car had just bounced off the tunnel wall.

That car driver was a bit more fortunate than the one here ... the car kept going. It must have needed body work afterwards, though.

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