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Car driving on I-29 destroyed after cap gun ignites fireworks

FARGO--Two people who had just purchased a batch of fireworks escaped with their lives Monday evening, June 27, after a spark ignited the fireworks and set the car they were riding in ablaze.

FARGO-Two people who had just purchased a batch of fireworks escaped with their lives Monday evening, June 27, after a spark ignited the fireworks and set the car they were riding in ablaze.

The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. on Interstate 29 near 52nd Avenue South in Fargo, Fire Chief Steve Dirksen said.

Dirksen said the vehicle had two occupants, a driver and a passenger, and the fireworks were ignited by sparks from a cap gun one of the occupants was firing.

When firefighters arrived at the scene the car was fully engulfed in flames, and one of the occupants of the vehicle had been taken to the hospital by a passerby, the fire chief said.

Dirksen said the Fire Department's report on the incident did not contain the names or ages of those involved.

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