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Snowmobile starts on fire in Thompson

THOMPSON, N.D.--A snowmobile burst into flames Monday night when a Thompson man tried to start it, the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office said. Just after 7 p.m. on the 700 block of Ashley Lane the owner tried to start the snowmobile after it ha...

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THOMPSON, N.D.-A snowmobile burst into flames Monday night when a Thompson man tried to start it, the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office said.

Just after 7 p.m. on the 700 block of Ashley Lane the owner tried to start the snowmobile after it had not been used for two years and it caught on fire, Lt. B.J. Maxson said. The man was not injured and tried to put out the fire, Maxson said. A deputy helped extinguish the flames and prevent the fire from spreading to the grass and garage when they arrived, Maxson said.

The 2001 Arctic Cat Panther was a total loss, but Maxson said damage to the garage was minimal because it didn't catch on fire.

"He was just trying to start it and it must not have wanted to be started," Maxson said.

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