Van catches fire in Phenix City, driver escapes injury

Published: Sep. 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM EDT
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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A van caught fire in the middle of a busy intersection in Phenix City, causing a major traffic tie up. It happened at 13th and Broad streets just before 3 p.m. Monday.

News Leader 9's Dante Renzulli was at the scene earlier today.

Firefighters arrived shortly after police blocked off the area, asking pedestrians and drivers to stay away. Within a matter of minutes, firefighters had the flames extinguished and the situation under control.

The driver of the van escaped without injury.

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