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Vehicle Destroyed In Sioux Center Fire

Sioux Center, Iowa — A passenger vehicle was destroyed in a fire on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in Sioux Center.

According to Sioux Center Fire Chief David Van Holland, at about 1:30 p.m., the Sioux Center Fire Department was called to the report of a car fire near Fareway.

The chief says the fire department saw the vehicle on fire as they approached the scene, and they extinguished it. He says the driver had parked it in the parking lot and had gone into the store to buy groceries, and when she returned, the minivan was on fire.

Van Holland says no injuries were reported.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined, but they’re pretty sure it started in the engine compartment.

Chief Van Holland reports that the vehicle was totaled in the blaze.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about a half hour.