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Wausau car fire leads to explosions


WAUSAU (WAOW) -- A vehicle with fireworks inside that caught fire in Wausau led to some explosions.

The fire happened Friday afternoon in an alleyway between south 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue in Wausau. Lt. Jeremy Kopp with the Wausau Fire Department said a Lexus SUV caught fire, which started the garage on fire as well.

Kopp said the fire started in the passenger compartment.

"There were some explosions that had occurred during the fire that neighbors heard and our firefighters had heard, and it appeared to be some consumer-grade fireworks that were in the car," said Kopp.

No one was hurt. Firefighters are now trying to figure out what caused the fire.

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