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Van catches fire on 215 Freeway in Menifee


Last updated 12/3/2017 at Noon

A van caught fire on the 215 Freeway in Menifee Sunday evening, Dec. 3, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log. Kim Harris photo.

A van caught fire on top of a tow truck on the 215 Freeway on the Murrieta-Menifee border Sunday evening, Dec. 3, and heavy flames and smoke were highly visible.

The incident was reported about 8:15 p.m. on the northbound 215 just north of Scott Road, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.

A caller told the CHP that a van was ablaze on top of the tow truck and that the tow truck driver was trying unload it, the log says.

A later update says the driver was able to get the van off the truck and that it was only the van that caught fire.

It was unclear Saturday evening how...

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