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Van slams into house, with people inside, and catches fire

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Phoenix police are investigating an accident involving a van that slammed into a house with seven people inside.

It happened around 2:30 Friday afternoon on 9th Street near Cinnabar Ave.

Witnesses say they saw a white van, with an Ultimate Gymnastics logo, drive over several mailboxes on 9th Street, before it barreled through a fence and into the house.

Police said no one in the house was hurt.

But, it was a close call.

Residents said the van slammed through a closet and bathroom just moments after one of them had gotten out of the shower.

About an hour after the crash, the van caught fire sending smoke through the house.

Phoenix firefighters quickly knocked down the flames.

Police said the driver, who was the only occupant of the van, did not show signs of impairment, but noted that he might have been distracted.

He was cited for causing the accident and allowed to leave.

The residents of the damaged house are now staying with relatives.

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