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Man injured in vehicle fire in Alexandria

The front passenger seat of a Jeep Grand Cherokee was charred in a fire Friday afternoon in Alexandria. The fire is believed to have started in the rear passenger seat. (photo by Al Edenloff)1 / 2
Alexandria firefighters checked over a Jeep that was damaged by fire Friday afternoon on 6th Avenue near Maple Street.2 / 2

A vehicle fire in Alexandria this afternoon caused burn injuries.

Alexandria firefighters responded to the scene on 6th Avenue near Maple Street at about 2 p.m.

No official report has been released yet but witnesses on the scene said that flames were shooting out of the sports utility vehicle and the fire may have ignited from a can of hairspray.

A person who was inside the SUV was treated at the scene for burn injuries. North Ambulance responded, along with the Alexandria Police Department.