ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Fireworks start car on fire on Interstate 29 in Fargo

FARGO -- Two Fargo teenagers who had just purchased a batch of fireworks escaped with their lives, but one was injured, Monday evening, June 27, after a spark ignited the fireworks and set the car they were riding in ablaze.

FARGO - Two Fargo teenagers who had just purchased a batch of fireworks escaped with their lives, but one was injured, Monday evening, June 27, after a spark ignited the fireworks and set the car they were riding in ablaze.

The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. on Interstate 29 near 52nd Avenue South in Fargo, Fire Chief Steve Dirksen said.

Dirksen said the vehicle had two occupants, a driver and a passenger, and the fireworks were ignited by sparks from a cap gun one of the occupants was firing.

When firefighters arrived at the scene the car was fully engulfed in flames, and one of the occupants of the vehicle had been taken to the Essentia Hospital by a passerby, the fire chief said.

When interviewed at Essentia, a 17-year- old male driver did not appear to be injured. An 18-year-old male passenger suffered second and third degree burns to his body.

ADVERTISEMENT

 

Related Topics: FIRES
What To Read Next
A resolution looking to allow the legislature to consider work requirements on the newly expanded Medicaid program is one step closer to the 2024 ballot.
With HB 1205, Reps Mike Lefor and Vicky Steiner would prohibit "sexually explicit content" in public libraries. Facing an uphill battle, the pair remain united in their commitment to see it passed.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
City accountant reports increases in oil impact, sales tax, hospitality tax and occupancy tax revenue during the Jan. 24 meeting, commission approves two policy amendments.