FARMINGTON — A police officer used the extinguisher in his cruiser Wednesday morning to put out a truck fire on High Street.

“I was in the right place at the right time,” officer Ryan Rosie said.

A pickup truck with a dump body hauling a trailer north on High Street was stopped near High Street and Broadway at about 8:15 a.m. when Rosie made a right turn from Broadway onto High, he said. The two occupants standing outside the truck told him it was on fire.

The passenger saw smoke and told the driver to get out. He stopped and turned off the engine.

“It couldn’t have been much more than 20 seconds when I made the turn,” Rosie said.

Flames were visible between the cab and dump body, apparently from the wire harness under the cab of the pickup. The harness supplies power to the dump body and rear taillights.

Rosie grabbed the extinguisher and called for Farmington Fire and Rescue, which checked to make sure the fire was out.

The 2010 Chevrolet was owned by C.O. Beck and Sons Inc. Roofing of Waterville. The extent of damage was unknown. The vehicle was towed by a Waterville wrecker, Rosie said.

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