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Vehicle housed in Rockdale truck repair shop ignites inside building

ROCKDALE — Multiple emergency units arrived to extinguish a vehicle on fire inside DanPaul Truck Repair, 6 Brandon Rd., Rockdale, that had caught fire Wednesday night, police said.

Rockdale Police Chief Robert Dykstra said two officers were on patrol near the truck and trailer shop around 8:18 p.m. Wednesday, when they noticed smoke coming from the building.

"They approached to see a fire inside," Dykstra said.

The Rockdale Fire Department forced entry into the building and extinguished the fire within the hour. No one was injured. Dykstra said there was smoke damage, but he was unsure of the total cost of the damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Channahon Fire Protection District, Minooka Fire Protection District, East Joliet Fire Protection District, Troy Fire Protection District, Hatton Fire Department and New Lenox Fire Protection District assisted Rockdale Fire Department at the scene.

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