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SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane fire crews are investigating the cause of a vehicle fire in downtown Spokane. Witnesses say "one second there was nothing and the next second there was a vehicle fully engulfed in flames."

It happened just after 12:30 Monday morning at Cedar and First. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and witnesses report an explosion, though that didn't appear to do any serious damage.

The car was parked across the street from a bar and during the first chaotic minutes after the fire broke out we're told a bartender ran to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher. He says he emptied the extinguisher on the car and it seemed to do the trick, but then the flames started right back up.

Spokane Fire crews arrived on scene moments later and after about ten minutes the flames were finally out but the car was destroyed.

It's not clear right now what started the car fire. One witness told us she was in her apartment, heard the sound of breaking glass and then about a minute later saw the fire. She says that makes her think the car fire is suspicious. That hasn't been officially confirmed.

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