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Bourne firefighters extinguish a burning car at the scene of a crash on the Mid-Cape Highway.

Two people in a rollover crash off the Mid-Cape Highway owe their lives to an off-duty firefighter. The two were pulled from their vehicle after it had burst into flames.

Bourne Fire Department Lieutenant Richard Emberg said that firefighters received a call about the rollover at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, February 11. The vehicle, a Toyota RAV4, was headed in the direction of the Sagamore Bridge. About a quarter-mile to a half-mile from the bridge, the car left the road and crashed into the woods, he said.

Lt. Emberg said that when firefighters arrived at the scene, two women who were inside the Toyota RAV4 had been safely removed.

“An off-duty firefighter from Hyannis was also headed for the bridge,” Lt. Emberg said. “He saw the car rolled over and smoking, smashed a window and pulled the two people out to safety.”

The two victims were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

The Bourne Police Department reported that the crash caused traffic on the westbound side of the highway to be reduced to one lane only.

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