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JRFD responds to pickup fire

Fire damaged a pickup truck about 4 miles north of Jamestown on Thursday, said Chief Ben Maulding of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department.

A Jamestown man driving south on U.S. Highway 281/52 experienced mechanical difficulties in the engine compartment of a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, Maulding said. The driver pulled over to check the problem and by that time the engine compartment was on fire.

Stutsman County Communications Center received a 6:17 p.m. call about the fire. JRFD was on scene with three trucks and nine firefighters at 6:19 p.m.

Much of the truck was engulfed in flames by the time JRFD arrived and is likely destroyed, Maulding said. The driver was not injured, he said. JRFD cleared the scene 7:01 p.m., Maulding said.

Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office and the North Dakota Highway Patrol also responded to the scene, he said.

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