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Downtown FD car fire

January 25, 2013
Messenger News
-Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari
Fort Dodge Firefighters prepare to extinguish flames coming from a car parked across the street from the Webster County Courthouse on Central Avenue. The car, a 2005 Ford Focus, is owned by Nikolas Pritchard, of Fort Dodge. Fire Lt. Mitch Halverson said the fire was contained in the car’s engine compartment. Pritchard told fire investigators the car had been running fine when he parked it before going into a downtown business. When he came out, he said, the car was on fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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