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UPDATED: Vehicle burns in Montrose

A truck burned early Friday in the 200 block of 8th Avenue in Montrose.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue says they were called at about 4:45 a.m. and had it under control within about ten minutes. The 2020 Ford150 was fully engulfed when they arrived, but they prevented it from spreading to a nearby building.

The cause is under investigation with the help of RCMP, who say the owner told them he woke up to the sound of a loud pop and went outside to discover his truck on fire. He was able to push it into the street to prevent it from spreading to his home.

Firefighters also responded last week after two vehicles burned in Genelle. Chief Dan Derby says that fire is believed to be the result of a block heater plugged into an under-sized extension cord.

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