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Cars Catch Fire At Darien High School In Jump Start Gone Wrong

Two cars caught fire at Darien High School last week after the owners tried to jump-start one of them, police said.
Two cars caught fire at Darien High School last week after the owners tried to jump-start one of them, police said. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. -- Two people trying to jump-start a car at Darien High School last week accidentally set both cars on fire, police said.

Officers responded to the high school at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, on a report of two cars on fire near the baseball field, police said.

By the time they arrived, the fires had been extinguished by a volunteer firefighter, police said.

The owner of a 1994 Ford Bronco was trying to jump-start the car from a 2008 Toyota Rav4, police said.

The cars were connected with jumper cables, and after a couple attempts, both engines caught on fire at the same time, police said.

Nobody was injured in the incident, but there was damage to the engines of both cars.

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