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Northumberland OPP cruiser erupts in flames

A Northumberland OPP cruiser caught on fire on Monday evening. No injuries were reported. Pete Fisher/Special to Global News Peterborough

No one was injured after a Northumberland OPP cruiser caught fire on Monday.

According to the OPP, around 5:50 p.m., two officers travelling in a cruiser in the Municipality of Brighton experienced a mechanical issue with the vehicle.

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Police say the vehicle caught fire while in the area of County Road 30 and Telephone Road.

OPP say the officers were able to exit their vehicle safely.

Alnwick-Halidmand Township Firefighters were initially called to the scene, however, the Brighton Fire Department assumed the response.

Firefighters had to deal with ammunition exploding from two .223-calibre rifles which were left in the vehicle.

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OPP closed County Road 30 to keep traffic away from the fire.

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