None injured in Albert Lea vehicle fire |

None injured in Albert Lea vehicle fire

Updated: October 30, 2021 11:45 PM
Created: October 30, 2021 05:32 PM

No one is injured following a vehicle fire in Albert Lea. 

According to Albert Lea Fire Rescue, first responders were dispatched near Hy-Vee Food Store on 2708 Bridge Avenue Saturday afternoon. When first responders arrived, they found a 2001 Pontiac Aztek in flames, moving toward the east side of the Hy-Vee. 

Fire crews say the business was evacuated as a safety precaution as crews worked to put out the fire. 

After crews extinguished the fire, the Hy-Vee was ventilated. 

Albert Lea Fire Rescue says their investigation found that the Pontiac's engine had a mechanical failure that led to the fire. 

The vehicle is a total loss. 

Albert Lea Fire Rescue says the Hy-Vee sustained minimal damage and reopened before crews left the scene.

Damage estimate is $20,000. 

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