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Van Fire Quick Action

Sioux Center, IA (KICD)–Quick action by a daycare provider helped prevent injuries after a van caught fire on Friday.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 1985 Ford cargo van on fire southwest of Sioux Center just before 3:30 p.m. on Friday. 36-year-old Tara Dekkers of Ireton reported she heard a pop and then the interior of the van started to fill with smoke. Dekkers immediately stopped the van and removed seven young children she was transporting. The van soon became completely engulfed in flames. It appears that a mechanical failure caused the fire.

Sioux Center Fire, Ambulance, and Police assisted on scene.