FORT WAYNE, Ind (WANE) – A van carrying carpet cleaning equipment was destroyed after a fire because of a mechanical malfunction, according to the Fort Wayne Fire Department.

The fire started at about 1:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of West State Boulevard in the Press-Seal Gasket Corporation facility parking lot.

A crew from Fire Station 17 was driving by the scene en route to some training when they noticed the fire, according to the Fire Department. Firefighters turned around and stopped to put out the fire.

Fire officials said employees were evacuated for a short time as a precautionary measure while the fire was being extinguished.