Car fire closes causeway

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Local fire departments responded to a call mid-afternoon on Aug. 19 after reports of an engulfed car on the Pictou side of the Pictou causeway, causing the roadway to shut down temporarily.

According to Pictou Fire chief Paul Janes the fire had taken the front of the car up in flames with the two occupants of the vehicle safely exiting the vehicle. Firefighters managed to get the flames extinguished and as of 2:30 were expecting another 15 minutes closure of the causeway to clear out and clean up.