Multi-vehicle fire shuts down South County Trail

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — A crash involving two pickup trucks lead to a fire that spread to both vehicles and blocked traffic on Route 2 Tuesday afternoon.

The vehicles collided after one pickup truck traveling south with an attached trailer attempted to make a wide left hand turn before crashing head on with the other truck traveling north.

The fire began in one vehicle before spreading quickly, officials said.

Everyone evacuated their vehicles, suffering only minor injuries.

Police said the road was shut down for a short period of time while they extinguished the flames and investigated the accident. It has since been reopened.

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