Van Fire Near Rogers High School Damages Church - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Witnesses: 'Van Near Rogers Went Up In a Ball of Flames'

SPOKANE, Wash. - A van went up in flames early this morning on East Broad Ave. melting the siding off a neighboring church. Fire officials are investigating the church to see if the fire spread further, though they say it doesn't appear to have. The fire broke out just after 2:00 Tuesday morning.

No injuries have been reported and right now officials do not yet know the cause of the fire. Witnesses tell KHQ the fire went up in a ball of flames. By the time fire crews arrived at the scene the van was already a total loss.

Neighbors say they think the fire is suspicious and they say there's a "bad element" in the neighborhood. Fire officials were not able to confirm whether the fire was suspicious.  A fire investigator will work to determine a cause Tuesday morning.

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