The Detroit Lakes Fire Department responded at the scene of a car fire just west of the mini-roundabout at the intersection of Willow Street and Washington Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 29. A 1974 Volkswagen VW Beetle was reported as being on fire shortly after 3 p.m.

"We were able to extinguish it quickly, we got on it really quickly and put it out," said Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Ryan Swanson.

He added that it helped that firefighters were already geared-up and ready to work, since they had been out fighting a scrap metal fire elsewhere in Detroit Lakes earlier that afternoon. They were able to go directly to the car fire and put it out, Swanson said.

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