No one was injured when a vehicle caught fire in Nimrod on Aug. 13.
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 10:36 a.m. The reporting party stated no one was inside the vehicle.
According to the sheriff’s report, law enforcement and the Sebeka Fire Department arrived on scene to find a 2001 Dodge Ram truck fully engulfed in flames at the intersection of Nimrod Ave. and Acorn Street. The fire was in the engine area and quickly spreading to the cab. The driver, identified as Duane Pearson, 65, of Sebeka, said the vehicle stalled at the intersection and died. He got out to pop the hood and that’s when the fire started. The vehicle was a complete loss.
Assisting on scene was the Sebeka Police Department, Wadena County Highway Department and K&K Towing.