[UPDATE 10:35 a.m.] One Injured During Car Fire at Trinidad Beach

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Van burning. [Photo by Grant Rodan]

A van erupted into fire at Trinidad State Beach this morning at approximately 10:10 this morning. Three people were on scene attempting to put out the fire when the first emergency vehicles arrived.

One person reported an explosion, according to scanner traffic. But that detail has not been confirmed.

The fire has been extinguished as of 10:16 a.m.

One patient, a 40-year-old female, has smoke inhalation issues and minor burns and will be transported to the hospital.

UPDATE 10:35 a.m.: According to the incident commander on scanner traffic, “[The van] has leaked gas and other fluids that may be affecting the waters.”

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