Grass clippings blamed for CCSO cruiser fire
Deputy take to hospital for minor smoke inhalation
A Clay County deputy got quite a surprise when returning to his car during a traffic stop Saturday.
The deputy's patrol car had burst into flames.
A Sheriff's office spokesman told Channel 4 that the deputy parked the cruiser on a pile of freshly mowed grass, which reached a very high temperature when it touched the undercarriage of the cruiser.
The deputy was taken to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation, but will be OK.
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