New Ulm Fire Department responds to car fire 21 Sep 17

The New Ulm Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 1226 North State Street Wednesday night. Firefighters managed to extinguish the flames in about 20 minutes. Fire Chief Paul Macho believes the fire was caused by a power tool spark that ignited the gas tank. The fire occurred in front of a garage belonging to Gary Konakowitz who had the van on a trailer ready to go to the junk yard. The van, the trailer and part of the garaged sustained damage in the fire. No injuries were reported.