Fire destroys car on Sunday in Jamestown

The fire was reported after 4:30 p.m. in northwest Jamestown

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A car was destroyed by fire Sunday, Aug. 21, according to Jim Reuther, fire chief of the Jamestown Fire Department.

The department was dispatched at 4:39 p.m. to the 500 block of 4th Street Northwest to a report of a vehicle on fire, and three units responded. The car was located on the street and unoccupied.

“When we got there, it was fully involved from the engine compartment,” Reuther said. Firefighters extinguished the blaze using water and foam.

Reuther said the owner of the car was in the house where it was parked, walked outside and saw it was on fire.

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Firefighters begin their work at the scene of a fire that destroyed a car on Sunday, Aug. 21, in Jamestown. The fire occurred in the 500 block of 4th Street Northwest. No injuries were reported.
Kathy Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

Reuther did not have specific information on the type of car.


Firefighters were at the scene for about 25 minutes. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire isn’t known.

It’s got to be something up into the engine compartment or where it originated because that’s where most of the damage is at,” Reuther said. “It’s a total loss.”

Kathy Steiner has been the editor of The Jamestown Sun since 1995. She graduated from Valley City State College with a bachelor's degree in English and studied mass communications at North Dakota State University, Fargo. She reports on business, government and community topics in the Jamestown area. Reach her at 701-952-8449 or
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