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Van catches fire in Grand Forks

The Grand Forks Fire Department extinguished a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon near downtown. Authorities received a call at noon Thursday of a vehicle on fire at 406 N. Eighth St., according to Fire Department Capt. Dennis Strom. "Upon arrival w...

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A minivan caught fire in a Grand Forks driveway on North Eighth Street Tuesday around noon. Grand Forks Fire Department extinguished the flames in about five minutes.

The Grand Forks Fire Department extinguished a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon near downtown.

Authorities received a call at noon Thursday of a vehicle on fire at 406 N. Eighth St., according to Fire Department Capt. Dennis Strom.

"Upon arrival we encountered a van-type vehicle fully engulfed," Strom said.

He told the Herald firefighters were able to extinguish the flames in four to six minutes.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation.

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The vehicle, a white Buick Terraza mini-van parked in the driveway of the residence, was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

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