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Brainerd firefighters extinguished a van fire Tuesday that was parked at Maximum

Van engulfed by flames and smoke along Washington Street


A van that was fully engulfed in flames and black smoke Wednesday caused a short delay in late morning traffic along Washington Street in Brainerd.

The van, owned by Don Hansell of Pequot Lakes,  was parked at Maximum Motorsports when it caught on fire. Hansell, who sadly watched his van being destroyed by fire, said he was talking with someone in the business when a “guy came running into the store and said the van was on fire.”

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