Cause of car blaze at Crossgates unknown, not suspicious

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the Westmere Fire Department, Guilderland Police Department, and the Western Turnpike Rescue Squad responded to a car fire at Crossgates Mall.

There was a vehicle fire in the JCPenny's parking lot of Crossgates Mall, said Sean McGuire, spokesperson for the Westmere Fire Department. "Ir was an engine compartment fire, the Westmere Fire Department was able to contain the fire and no damage was sustained to other vehicles in the area,"

McGuire said that the department did not determine the exact cause of the fire, however, since "it doesn't seem suspicious," no further investigation was necessary.


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