Polaris car fire -- As it happened

Friday, June 20, 2014
Photos by Russ Mitchell

The Spirit Lake Fire Department was called out to a fully-engulfed car fire near the entrance of the Polaris Industries parking lot near Highway 71 in Spirit Lake. The fire was reported at about 1:40 p.m. on Friday. At least two fire trucks, an officer from the Spirit Lake Police Department and EMTs from Lakes Regional Healthcare were at the scene. At least one person boarded the ambulance and was taken to the hospital for medical attention. Firefighters were especially concerned because of reports of ammunition and other combustibles in the vehicle.