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Tampa fire crews douse car that was reported stolen

TAMPA — A Honda Accord was set ablaze Wednesday a day after it was reported stolen, Fire Rescue said.

Crews responded to report of the car fire after 3 p.m. on New Jersey Avenue north of LaSalle Street near Interstate 275.

Firefighters found the car well involved in flames and the fire had spread to dried grass and brush. Crews got the fire under control in about 15 minutes, and there were no injuries.

Investigators found the 1995 Accord had been reported stolen from the 5500 block of Habana Avenue on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, witnesses told authorities they saw a man drive the car to the dead end and jump into a waiting car. Moments later, the Honda was in flames.

The case remained under investigation.

Tampa fire crews douse car that was reported stolen 05/04/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7:01pm]
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