Around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, a utility truck being used by a sub-contractor for Verizon caught fire as it was traveling south on Harkney Hill Rd. and came to a stop near the intersection of Rte. 3.
The driver of the vehicle escaped without injury, however the truck itself is considered to be a total loss.
According to Central Coventry Fire Chief Bob Seltzer, the cause of the fire appears to be an accidental mechanical problem.
The incident was also followed by a minor car crash next to the scene as a result of spectators observing the vehicle fire.