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Action-Packed Day At Larkspur Theater For Firefighters

Car fire interrupts an afternoon at the Century Larkspur Landing theaters.

A carefree afternoon at the movies turned into a drama when a white Jeep caught fire in the parking lot of the Century Larkspur Landing theater at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Twin Cities Police responded first to the scene and managed to control the fire, which started in the engine compartment. Larkspur Fire Department arrived and had to bring out a circular saw to cut a hole in the hood, which was locked, to access the engine and extinguish the fire. The vehicle was determined to be a total loss.

The smell of smoke permeated the movie theaters inside and moviegoers were soon alerted to trouble when theater staff began looking for the vehicle's owner.

No one was injured and there were no other vehicles or structures damaged.

GAFlynn November 12, 2012 at 05:00 AM
How does that happen--spontaneous combustion?
Ian November 12, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Luckily no one was hurt. Good response by the police and firefighters.
Claire R. Cohn November 12, 2012 at 07:09 AM
Needs to be done: a rescue plan for theatre goers should fire occur anywhere nearby. And a system to alert car owners if trouble in lot.
Tracy November 13, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Good to hear that no one was injured during the car fire.

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