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Fire destroys sedan on Joliet's West Side

A car fire occurred Thursday at the Advanced Auto Parts store at Jefferson Street and Caterpillar Drive in Joliet.
A car fire occurred Thursday at the Advanced Auto Parts store at Jefferson Street and Caterpillar Drive in Joliet.

JOLIET – A sedan was destroyed by a fire Thursday in a parking lot on Joliet’s West Side.

About 4 p.m. a white car occupied by a man and a woman was driving behind the Advanced Auto Parts store at Jefferson Street and Caterpillar Drive when the vehicle began smoking.

It appeared the fire began in the engine area. The couple was able to get out and remove several items – including a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer – before flames engulfed the vehicle.

Firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze within minutes while a police officer blocked part of the parking lot to incoming traffic.

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