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Car fires in scrap yard called suspicious

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At 3:35pm Huntersville Station 1 and Long Creek Fire was dispatched for a large vehicle fire at 'Pull Apart' Used Auto Parts lot located at 9820 Statesville Road.

Huntersville Engine 1 and Long Creek Engine 3 quickly checked in route; reporting a large column of black smoke off in the distance.

Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal (FMO1100) arrived on location shortly thereafter, reporting multiple cars and an RV on fire in the rear lot of 'Pick Apart'.

Huntersville Engine 1 and Long Creek Engine 3 arrived on scene and carefully navigated through the crowded lot to reach the fire.

Arriving on scene, Engine 1 started immediate suppression efforts using an 1 ¾" crosslay while Engine 3 supplied water to Engine 1 and the crew assisted in suppression and access to the vehicles.

The fire was quickly knocked down within a few minutes; however crews had to work for some time overhauling and completely extinguishing the cars involved.

The fire damaged and or destroyed an RV and four cars. The fire was determined suspicious and is being investigated by the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's office and the Charlotte Mecklenburg County Police Department.

 

Courtesy of the Huntersville Fire Department

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