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DeKalb firefighters respond to car fire in shopping center parking lot

Published: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 1:52 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 11:26 p.m. CDT
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Danielle Guerra - dguerra@shawmedia.com Probationary DeKalb firefighter/paramedic Christian Dagenais uses the hose to stop the Pontiac Grand Prix from smoking in the parking lot in front of theBig Lots strip mall at 1700 Sycamore Rd. in DeKalb Monday morning. DeKalb Captain Jeff Jossendal said they responded to a car fire at 11:01 a.m. and the flames from the back side of the engine in the car was contained within ten minutes. They cut the cables to the battery because the car, belonging to DeKalb resident Mark Miller, kept smoking.

DeKALB – DeKalb firefighters doused a Pontiac Grand Prix that caught fire about 11 a.m. today in the Big Lots parking lot at 1700 Sycamore Road in DeKalb.

DeKalb Fire Captain Jeff Jossendal said firefighters contained the flames from the back of the engine within ten minutes. They cut the cables to the battery because the car, belonging to DeKalb resident Mark Miller, kept smoking.

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