Suffolk police officer burns hands when his car catches fire

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A Suffolk police officer was burned on his hands after flames erupted in his cruiser Thursday in Coram, police said.

The fire began engulfing the vehicle on Wilson Avenue just after 3:15 p.m., police said. It appeared to be an electrical fire, which destroyed the marked car, police said.

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The officer was treated for minor burns to his hands at Stony Brook University Hospital and released, police said.

No other details were available, police said.

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