Car catches fire, explodes in Grand Forks

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Grand Forks, ND) -- No injuries were reported after a car caught fire, then exploded in Grand Forks early Sunday morning.

The Grand Forks Police Department says that at approximately 3:15 a.m, officers were dispatched to 2500 block of Knight Drive for a vehicle fire. When they arrived, authorities found a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado fully engulfed in flames in the parking lot. Then, the vehicle’s gas tanked exploded while officers were on scene causing a loud sound that could be heard for several blocks.

Personnel from the Grand Forks Fire Department arrived quickly and were able to control the fire, which kept it from spreading to nearby vehicles. Fire officials put out the blaze, but the vehicle suffered extensive damage. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and under investigation.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the incident, is encouraged to contact the Grand Forks Police Department at (701) 787-8000.