Heavy black smoke billowed over the southern side of Timmins this afternoon, just before four oclock, when a van caught fire on Cody Avenue at Mountjoy Street. Firefighters arrived on the scene in minutes to find the vehicle enveloped in flames. It only took a few more minutes to knock down the fire. Firefighters left the scene just before 4:30 p.m. There were no reports of any injuries. The incident is under investigation.