EFFINGHAM — Fire crews and Police were outside Walmart on Avenue of Mid America late Thursday afternoon at the scene of a vehicle fire. Eastbound traffic was diverted while crews battled the flames.
The interior of the vehicle, and much of the exterior, was destroyed in the blaze. Effingham Fire Department Captain Jeff Landrus could not give any details on how the fire started, but said that the rear of the vehicle was fully engulfed when they arrived. The vehicle was also empty at the time. He could not comment on if someone was inside before crews arrived.
Police on scene did say they were conducting an investigation into the incident. One male subject was taken into custody.
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Capt. Landrus on the vehicle fire late Thursday afternoon.