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Northampton Firefighter Injured in Route Five Business Fire

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Northampton Firefighter Injured in Route Five Business Fire

A Northampton firefighter was hurt trying to put out a fire at an auto salvage business Friday morning. The fire caused damage to Highway Auto Salvage on Route 5 near Exit 18 off I-91. Northampton fire officials say the injured firefighter was taken to the hospital, but his injuries aren’t believed to be serious. Edward Amo, who owns the business told 22News the fire was started by a cutting torch. One of the sparks from the torch ignited a wooden pallet.  Officials say there’s extensive damage to the building and the equipment inside.  Traffic on Route 5 in the area was slowed as firefighters worked to put out the last of the fire.

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