Parked vehicle near Pierce Hall destroyed by fire

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A dark gray four-wheel drive pickup truck caught fire on College Place, between West Cross Street and West Forest Avenue, near Eastern Michigan University’s Pierce Hall August 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Two fire truck teams from the Ypsilanti Fire Department responded to the 911 call and were able to put the fire out within roughly four minutes of arriving on the scene.

YFD fire Lt. Mike Kouba said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but currently investigators believe the fire started in the engine compartment and do not suspect foul play.

Kouba said the vehicle’s owner wasn’t aware of any mechanical malfunctions and has not had any repairs to his truck recently.

While Kouba said the engine and passenger compartments of the vehicle were totally destroyed from fire damage, there were no injuries reported.

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