Fire outside Emporia restaurant renders minivan a total loss Featured

Fire outside Emporia restaurant renders minivan a total loss Emporia Fire logo

No injuries were reported after a vehicle fire developed outside an Emporia restaurant Saturday night.


Fire developed in the engine compartment of a minivan outside Taco Bell at 1407 West Sixth around 9:30 pm. Emporia Fire Battalion Chief Tony Fuller says firefighters had smoke in the front of the van when they arrived, but flames had also started when they began putting out the fire.

The van is considered a total loss. The cause currently is listed as an unspecified mechanical malfunction.

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