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UPDATE: Car Fire at Egypt and Trooper on Thursday Morning Involved Accident

LPFD confirms the fire erupted immediately after an accident near the intersection.

UPDATE: [1/18/13; 12:15 a.m.] – Lower Providence Fire Department (LPFD) has confirmed that the car fire that shut down the intersection at Egypt and Trooper Roads on Thursday morning occurred to one of the vehicles involved in an accident just prior to the fire's start.

According to the LPFD website, police and EMS had already responded to the scene directly in front of the Arby's for the accident that involved injuries to at least one person involved when one of the vehicles, a maroon sedan, caught fire. Squad 53 reportedly arrived and cleared the call without incident in approximately 30 minutes.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Original story:

Police and Firefighters responded to a report of a car fire at Trooper and Egypt roads in Lower Providence Thursday morning sometime around 8 a.m. and found a red passenger vehicle completely engulfed in flames. The intersection was reportedly shut down while firefighters battled the blaze.

Authorities have yet to release information about the incident, but Patch readers on the scene report the fire came after the car was involved in an accident with another vehicle. One reader who reported witnessing the accident told Patch that the woman driving the striking vehicle left the scene, but was brought back by police.Officials from Lower Providence Police Department were unavailable to comment.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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