BMW SUV scorched

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This BMW SUV was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. -Rich Saltzberg

Oak Bluffs firefighters extinguished a BMW SUV that caught fire Sunday evening on Laurel Avenue. Oak Bluffs Fire Department Deputy Chief Manny Rose described the vehicle as new. Deputy Chief Rose said a possible cause was the vehicle’s battery, which was replaced recently, and was located in the back of the vehicle, where the fire appeared to originate. Eversource, Oak Bluffs Police, and Oak Bluffs EMS also responded. No injuries were reported.