Van Catches Fire Downtown

A portion of 8th Street was closed to traffic for a short time Friday morning.

The Meridian Fire Department was called on to extinguish a vehicle engine fire in front of the Temple Theatre at 8th Street and 24th Avenue.

Officials said the driver reported the engine stalled at the intersection and caught fire when she tried to restart.

Firefighters used foam to quickly put out the flames.

Lanes were re-opened a short time later.


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