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A taxi on the southbound I-190 ramp to the Thruway caught fire shortly after 11 a.m. today, stopping traffic as flames engulfed the vehicle’s engine compartment, according to an eyewitness. The taxi was headed westbound on the Thruway when the fire broke out, said Terry Dunford, who attempted to quell the flames with a fire extinguisher he retrieved from his vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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