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Hillsdale Township Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Sunday evening.

It wasn’t immediately clear what was on fire. Heavy black smoke could be seen billowing from behind the Hillsdale Motel. Witnesses reported hearing a large explosion.

Firefighters arrived on scene to a fully engulfed pickup truck in a wooded area.

The homeowner dumped a load of manure at the back of his property when the truck broke down. He walked back up to the house, and when he came back outside moments later, he noticed people walking in his field and saw the smoke.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, but the truck was completely destroyed.