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      Man burned inside van at convenience store


      The Amarillo Fire Department received a call at 11:15 a.m., from the Taylor's at 34th & Coulter that a vehicle was on fire.


      The vehicle was moved away from the gas pumps by the driver who received minor burns. The 18-year-old man was transported to a local hospital for treatment.


      When units arrived they found a carpet cleaning van was engulfed in flames.


      Employees inside the Taylor's had already shut down the gas pumps.


      Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire before it spread. There was a concern of propane tanks inside the vehicle.


      It is unknown what caused the fire and the incident is under investigation but officials suspect a static charge may have been the cause.


      The fire did a total of $7000 in damages to the van and the equipment inside. No other damages were reported.

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