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WATCH: Beloit firefighters douse blazing car after it smashed into telephone pole

A still from the video the City of Beloit Fire Department posted to Facebook, showing crews put out a car on fire (Source: City of Beloit Fire Department via Facebook)
A still from the video the City of Beloit Fire Department posted to Facebook, showing crews put out a car on fire (Source: City of Beloit Fire Department via Facebook)(NBC15)
Published: Feb. 14, 2020 at 7:38 PM CST
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A blazing vehicle fire in Beloit was caught on camera as firefighters doused a car that had went up in flames after it smashed into a telephone pole Friday.

The City of Beloit Fire Department posted the video on Facebook, showing firefighters efficiently putting out the burning vehicle.

The department says first responders at the scene found that all the occupants had managed to safely get out of the vehicle before it went up in flames.

Crews said that the impact of the crash had actually cracked the telephone pole in half, and that telephone wires had been scattered across the scene.

Alliant Energy had to be contacted in order to turn the electricity off, so crews could then put out the flaming car.

Once that was done, it was safe for the lifesavers of Beloit Fire Department's Engine 112 to douse the car.

Watch the video embedded below

With AVL dispatching in full swing the City of Beloit engine 112 and Town of Beloit ambulance were paged for a car vs telephone pole accident. Town of Beloit Ambulance 241 arrived on scene and found a 1 vehicle accident with everybody out of the vehicle. They also informed incoming crews that the telephone pole had broke in half and electrical wires were laying on the ground. City of Beloit Engine 112 arrived on scene and they had to wait for Alliant Energy to arrive and cut the power to the downed power lines. Once the power was shut off to the downed lines it was safe for Engine 112 to put out the fire. Thank you to Alliant Energy for their Quick response. DC Griffin

Posted by City of Beloit Fire Department on Friday, February 14, 2020

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