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Published: Friday, 9/27/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

Toledo police cruiser damaged after road flare causes fire

A road flare caught fire in the trunk of a Toledo police cruiser. A road flare caught fire in the trunk of a Toledo police cruiser.

A Toledo police cruiser was destroyed when a road flare caught fire in the trunk.

Police Sgt. Edward Mohr was on his way to a reported burglary at 4:38 a.m. today when he smelled burning sulfur, according to an incident report.

Thick black smoke was coming from the back of the car, forcing the sergeant to pull over at White and Idaho streets in East Toledo.

The sergeant was able to get out of the vehicle and wave off oncoming vehicles before the cruiser became totally engulfed in flames.

The Toledo Fire Department responded to the scene to extinguish the fire.

The sergeant was not injured, though he did report inhaling smoke and fumes.

He did report that a department shotgun was partially melted and fused to the front gun rack.

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