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Pickup Damaged In Fire Near Orange City

Orange City, Iowa — A pickup was damaged in a fire on Monday, April 15, 2019, near Orange City.

According to Orange City Fire Chief Denny Vander Wel, about 7:50 a.m., the Orange City Fire Department was called to the report of a car fire at Highway 10 and Hickory Avenue, three and a half miles west of Orange City.

The chief says the fire department saw heavy smoke as they approached the scene. He says they extinguished the fire, and that no injuries were reported.

He says the cause of the fire appeared to be mechanical in nature. He says the turbo on the diesel engine got hot and started the fire.

Chief Vander Wel reports that there was about $8,500 damage.

He says the eleven firefighters who responded were on scene for about 45 minutes.

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