Fire in the car!

Published 7:59 am Sunday, December 18, 2011

Albert Lea firefighters begin to extinguish a fire started in an Astro van Friday at the Blazing Star Landing. The van and another car were intentionally lit to give the two firefighters a training session in extinguishing car fires. -- Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune

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Albert Lea’s two newest firefighters got firsthand experience Friday afternoon at putting out a car fire.

During a training session set up at the Blazing Star Landing, the firefighters extinguished two vehicles that had been lit on fire.

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Though it took longer for the automobiles to actually start burning and then progress into a major fire, the flames were doused in just a matter of a few minutes.

The vehicles will be examined later for arson investigation training.