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Rolling, burning van injures SD firefighter

RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Rapid City firefighter suffered minor burns and bruises attempting to stop a minivan that caught fire and then began rolling downhill.

Officials say the firefighter was taken to the hospital after the Wednesday afternoon incident but is expected to be OK. He was not identified.

Fire Lt. Brent Long says the firefighter jumped into the burning van as it was rolling downhill and unsuccessfully tried to stop it. The firefighter bailed out before the van struck a sport utility vehicle that was passing by and then a parked truck.

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