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LIE briefly shut after vehicle on flatbed catches fire, cops say

Firefighters work to control a fire in a

Firefighters work to control a fire in a car being moved on a flatbed truck early Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, on the Long Island Expressway near Exit 63 in Medford, Suffolk County police said. Credit: Christopher Sabella

No one was injured Wednesday when a vehicle on a flatbed carrier caught fire on the Long Island Expressway in Medford, Suffolk County police said.

The fire about 5:25 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the expressway near Exit 63 closed the right and center lanes for a little more than a half-hour, police said.

The fire also ignited another vehicle, police said.

The Medford Fire Department extinguished the fires.

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