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Boston Police cruiser bursts into flames at Forest Hills

Cruiser that was on fire

The cruiser that was on fire. Photo by Chris in 02134.

On the lower side of Forest Hills station around 12:05 p.m. The officer inside was able to get out OK. A passerby with a fire extinguisher helped extinguish the fire, which apparently started in the vehicle's electronics in the rear, before it could consume the entire vehicle. Boston firefighters responded and made sure the fire was completely out. Traffic towards Jamaica Plain on Hyde Park Avenue was diverted at Ukraine Way.

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Another reason more cops should be on foot or bike. This whole thing costs taxpayers thousands.

Half an hour later the obnoxious, useless news helicopters are still here. Ban them already.

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If you want them on foot then we need to double the size of BPD and it’s budget.

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The replacement cost of one Ford Explorer is going to be way, way lower than the medical bills for one cop in a bicycle accident (not to mention the expense of disability/early retirement).

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I definitely see a lot of those…

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Someone is a work truck, not someone waiting on the 16 bus to show up.

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carry fire extinguishers

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My bad.

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It's possible, this is Jamaica Plain, the Zombo.com of Boston neighborhoods, where anything is possible (but to answer the specific question, I don't know where, exactly, the good Samaritan had the fire extinguisher before using it).

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There are enough cruisers left for the motorcade, right?

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I dated an awesome Ukrainian girl and she insisted naming that insignificant road “Ukraine way” was a smite and she hated it lol

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