An in a single day parking zone hearth on the Salt Lake Metropolis Worldwide Airport destroyed greater than 20 vehicles, inflicting an estimated $500,000 in damages and prompting an arson investigation by authorities.
Firefighters responded to the fireplace round 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning within the Hertz Rental Automobile Lot, in line with Fox 13.
Captain Kyle Lavender with the Salt Lake Metropolis Hearth Division stated that the fireplace doubled in measurement between the time crews had been dispatched and their arrival.
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“These are vehicles which are parked bumper to bumper, and with the winds we had final evening and the warmth the vehicles had been giving off, it was spreading shortly,” Lavender stated to Fox 13.
The reason for the fireplace is at the moment underneath investigation, however Lavender stated that it seems to be suspicious.
“These are automobiles that aren’t even a 12 months previous, so not plenty of causes mechanically that this could occur.”
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Lavender additionally desires to remind folks how simply fires like this one can unfold.
“These scorching nights with the winds blowing down the canyon, it simply reveals how shortly hearth can get pushed from object to object. We simply need folks to watch out and bear in mind it will possibly occur wherever.”
Firefighters additionally battled a blaze on the close by Chevron oil refinery Saturday evening, however it’s unclear whether or not the 2 incidents are linked.