Multiple crews work to put out Berkeley home fire

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BERKELEY, MO (KPLR) - Berkeley police are investigating how a minivan from Illinois ended up on fire in a neighborhood in Berkeley.

Around 5 am Sunday morning calls came in for a house fire on Aline Drive in Berkeley; when firefighters arrived the found part of a house on fire along with a minivan in the driveway.

The minivan was completely charred.

Berkley Police Chief Frank McCall said the fire started in the minivan and spread to the neighboring homes on either side.

He says both of the homes are vacant and no one was hurt in the fire.

Berkeley police officers spotted the minivan at the vacant home a few hours before the fire started.

They ran the plates and McCall said the car was register to a home in Illinois.

He said his officers were on their way back to the house to tow the minivan when they got word that the vehicle was on fire.

McCall said officers went to the house in Illinois where the minivan is registered but no one was home.

They are still trying to figure out how the car got to the vacant home in Berkeley and why someone set it on fire.