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Town of Tonawanda police SUV catches fire

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 16:13:16-05

Traffic is moving again on Delaware Avenue near the I-290 after a fire involving a police SUV slowed traffic to a crawl.

Town of Tonawanda police say officer Adam Cavarello was on patrol about 1:30 this afternoon when he noticed smoke coming from the dashboard area of his cruiser.

Officer Cavarello was able to pull over, remove some equipment from his vehicle and get a safe distance away from his SUV before it became engulfed in flames.

Police believe an electrical issue sparked the fire.