Local race car explodes

A gas tank on a race car exploded as a crew worked on it in a mid-Michigan barn. It sparked a blaze that destroyed the car and damaged the barn. The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant says no series injuries were reported. It happened on Wednesday night north of Mt. Pleasant.

Terry Fedewa is a welder who was among the crew taking parts off the car. He says no one noticed until it was too late that there was a leak in the gas tank.The newspaper says a vintage John Deere snowmobile also was destroyed. A total damage estimate wasn't immediately available.

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