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Firefighters respond to vehicle fire in Carlos

A vehicle that caught fire in Carlos Township Tuesday night was deemed a total loss by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, which responded to the fire along with the Carlos Fire Department.

The fire, at 4255 County Road 11 NE, was reported at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Sheriff's deputies were the first on scene but were unable to extinguish the fire. The fire department arrived later and put the fire out.

The vehicle's owner, Philip Kraft, 42, told deputies that shortly after arriving home he smelled something burning in his garage. Determining the smell was coming from his vehicle — which is described only as a truck — Kraft backed it into the driveway. He saw flames and called 911.

No other damage was reported, and according to the sheriff's office, the cause of the fire is unknown.

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