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Update: Investigation into pickup fire at Willmar legion closed; cause unknown

Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson on Wednesday said there will be no further investigation into the cause of a pickup truck fire the night prior that damaged Willmar's American Legion.

Willmar American Legion Post fire
Firefighters remove siding Tuesday from the Willmar American Legion Post after a pickup truck that was parked near the building apparently caught fire. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)

Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson on Wednesday said there will be no further investigation into the cause of a pickup truck fire the night prior that damaged Willmar’s American Legion.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, Hanson said.

The pickup truck was completely totaled in the fire; the building suffered minor damage that melted one window.

No one was in the vehicle at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

By the time firefighters arrived shortly after 6 p.m., the truck was fully engulfed in flames, billowing black smoke into the air.

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