Hospers, Iowa — A vehicle fire near Hospers on Sunday afternoon severely damaged a Jeep on Highway 60.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at about 5:15 p.m., they were made aware of a vehicle on fire on Highway 60, two miles south of Hospers. They tell us 18-year-old Anthony Santana of Sibley was driving a 2008 Jeep Wrangler southbound when Santana noticed the Jeep was smoking from the engine compartment. Santana was able to safely drive the Jeep to the side of the road where the vehicle started on fire.

They tell us that no injuries were reported.

But both lanes of Highway 60 were shut down momentarily for fire department personnel from Hospers and Granville to extinguish the fire. The Hospers Fire Department, the Hospers Ambulance Squad, and the Granville Fire Department were assisted by the sheriff’s office.

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