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FRAMINGHAM – A white pick-up truck caught on fire at the McDonald’s drive-thru on Route 30 in Framingham today, May 18, about 11 a.m.

The McDonald’s at 345 Cochituate Road is currently closed, but likely to open later today, said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

No one was injured, said the fire chief.

“Driver of pickup truck was going through drive through ordering food.  After ordering, driver was going to proceed to pickup window and heard a popping noise coming from the bed of the truck,” said Chief Dutcher.

The driver saw the bed of the truck on fire “eventually engulfing the whole truck,” said Chief Dutcher.

Framingham Fire responded and on arrival quickly extinguished the fire, said the Fire Chief.

“The inside of the building was checked” and the fire never extended to the physical restaurant, said the Chief.

“Damage to overhead awning but no further damage to building,” said Chief Dutcher.

“Still investigating cause but does not appear to be mechanical related to the vehicle,” said Chief Dutcher.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.