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Grand Forks fire crews respond to vehicle fire on North Washington Street

The vehicle was heading north on Washington street when it caught fire, before 4:30 p.m. Northbound traffic was stopped temporarily, and southbound traffic was limited to the west lane. Traffic was backed up nearly to University Avenue, though it proceeded slowly.

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Crews from the Grand Forks fire department respond to a truck that caught on fire on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 19. Adam Kurtz- Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Fire Department responded to a truck that caught fire on North Washington Street, just south of the train overpass, on Thursday. Aug. 19.

The vehicle was heading north on Washington Street when it caught fire, before 4:30 p.m. Northbound traffic was stopped temporarily, and southbound traffic was limited to the west lane. Traffic was backed up nearly to University Avenue, though it proceeded slowly.

A person in the vicinity told the Herald it did not take long to extinguish the fire, which completely destroyed the truck. Fire crews responded with two engines, and Grand Forks Police officers managed traffic near the intersection of Washington Street and DeMers Avenue, while three Lawn King employees, apparently the vehicle’s occupants, watched from the east side of Washington Street.

A tow truck was on the scene at 4:45 p.m.

Related Topics: FIRES
Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

Tips and story ideas are welcome. Get in touch with him at akurtz@gfherald.com, or DM at @ByAdamKurtz.

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