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Couple Siphons Gas From Van; Flames Erupt

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A couple siphoning gas from a Salvation Army van caught fire when it suddenly erupted in flames in Washington state.

A witness told police two people were trying to siphon gas Wednesday night in a Tacoma church parking lot. As the witness approached and startled the suspects, the fire broke out.

Police spokesman Mark Fulghum told The News Tribune both suspects, the van and a nearby vehicle caught fire.

The man was able to put out his own flames and fled before police arrived. The witness used a garden house to douse the woman. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and is expected to recover.
      Firefighters put out the vehicle fires.

      
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