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Clifton Springs driver able to exit vehicle after it bursts into flames

The Ontario County Sheriff’s says they responded to a vehicle fire on Tuesday along County Road 10 in Hopewell.

Deputies say the operator, Leland Depew, 44, of Clifton Springs was able to exit the vehicle without injury.

The Hopewell Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze.

The 2006 GMC Sierra was a ‘total loss’, according to deputies. It was insured.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.

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