Van goes up in flames in neighborhood alley

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PHOENIX - Firefighters were called out to a car fire in a west Phoenix neighborhood early Monday morning.

Just after 6 a.m. a van was completely engulfed in flames in a back alley of a neighborhood near 35th and Missouri avenues.

Firefighters said a mini-van caught fire.

No one was inside the vehicle and no one was hurt.

Fire crews were able to recover the license plate of the van and hope to identify the owner. They said it is likely the van was stolen and then torched.

Firefighters were able to put out the blaze before it spread to nearby homes.

No word on how the fire started.