Morning car fire in Richland scorches minivan

      RICHLAND, Wash. -- You might have seen a lot of smoke coming from Richland Tuesday morning. A car fire was to blame.

      It started around eight a.m.

      A mother was letting her minivan warm up before taking her kids to school when the kids smelled smoke.

      "As I was locking the font door to get in the car and drive away, I heard the kids through the open door of the car go, are those flames? Those are flames! And I turned around and went, yeah, it's a fire!" says Amie Clayton.

      No one was hurt. The cause of the fire in unknown. The car is a total loss.