Fire destroys van outside Jasper residenceJanuary 12, 2018
By BILL POWELL
JASPER — Fire destroyed a full-size van parked outside a Jasper residence this morning.
The vehicle fire in Lawrence Loner’s 4225 Ruby Court driveway was reported at 10:20 a.m.
Jasper Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kenny Hochgesang said Loner started his van this morning to let it warm up. When he came outside 20 minutes later, the chief added, he saw smoke.
Loner shut off the ignition and called 911.
The cause of the fire is undetermined.
Hochgesang said Loner reported having some materials stacked in the rear of the van that he intended to take to a local manufacturing company. Loner said those plastic liners were blocking a heater in the rear of the van.
“That’s the area where he saw the fire at,” Hochgesang said.
Loner’s thought was that the blocked heater had somehow touched off the fire but Hochgesang said he could not confirm that, at least at this time.
Flames from the vehicle fire damaged Loner’s garage door and guttering but the chief termed the damage as minimal.
Four trucks and 22 firefighters were on the scene 40 minutes.
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