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      Truck destroyed in morning fire

      Firefighters in Gladstone were called to a vehicle fire at 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning on Montana Avenue.

      When firefighters arrived they found a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck fully engulfed in flames. Officials say that the vehicle was extinguished quickly, but was a total loss.

      Gladstone Public Safety said that a nearby garage suffered damage as the vehicle fire melted siding. No injuries were reported.

      Firefighters believe that a heater block device that was plugged in for the diesel engine malfunctioned and caused the fire.