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Police investigating car fire at councillor's home

City police and fire investigators are looking into a possible explosion that destroyed one vehicle and damaged another. Thunder Bay Police Service officials have confirmed that the incident took place on Lydia Avenue, off Dawson Road, at about 3 a.

City police and fire investigators are looking into a possible explosion that destroyed one vehicle and damaged another.

Thunder Bay Police Service officials have confirmed that the incident took place on Lydia Avenue, off Dawson Road, at about 3 a.m. Thursday. The home belongs to McIntyre Coun. Trevor Giertuga. 

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue officials said they responded to a possible explosion, and discovered an extended cab pickup truck fully engulfed in flames.  Fire crews managed to quickly extinguish it, but not before it was heavily damaged. 

A second vehicle nearby also sustained some minor damage. 

A fire inspector and city police have attended the scene to investigate the circumstances around the fire.

(Thunder Bay Television)

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