The Pella Fire Department, Pella Ambulance, the Pella Police Department, and Marion County Emergency Management have responded to a truck fire near Caldwell Park.

The owner of the vehicle was having lunch in the pickup with the engine running at approximately 11:50 this morning, when he noticed smoke coming from the front of the pickup. Upon further inspection, he noticed the hood wouldn’t open and flames were starting to show, so he was able to escape. Another nearby driver spotted the flames and called 911. Pella firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire upon arrival, but not before the blaze caused significant damage to the front half of the truck.

Nobody was injured.