Bare Tire Rim Sparks Fire Along Roadway

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Firefighters extinguished several small fires along Armstrong Road in Fayetteville on Thursday that officials say were sparked by a vehicle being towed by a tow truck.

The Fayetteville Fire Department said the tow truck was pulling an older-model Chevrolet Silverado without its rear passenger tire. The friction of the rim along the road sparked the fires, officials said.

One fire extended into a wooded area, officials said

They were mostly contained by 4 p.m.