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More than 20 cars burn at Fargo auction lot

The lot is in a remote area, and the flames went unnoticed until someone at a nearby business spotted the blaze just after 1 a.m. Monday, which led to a response from 16 firefighters.

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A Fargo firetruck lights up the night sky, as crews respond to several car fires at Insurance Auto Auction, near the Amazon warehouse on 37th Street North on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.
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FARGO — More than 20 cars caught fire early Monday, Feb. 28, in the Insurance Auto Auction salvage lot in north Fargo, according to fire officials.

Fire crews were dispatched at 1:11 a.m. to the lot at 4401 37th St. N. in Fargo. The lot is just across from the Amazon warehouse on 37th Street North.

When firefighters arrived, they found a large number of vehicles burning in the lot that's used to store damaged vehicles being prepared for auction. An initial estimate found that 23 vehicles caught fire, according to Battalion Chief Jason Ness.

The lot is in a remote area and the flames went unnoticed until someone at a nearby business spotted the blaze just after 1 a.m. Monday, which led to a response from 16 firefighters, Ness said.

Firefighters worked to extinguish each fire, one by one, Ness said. Crews were able to put out the fires in about 15 minutes, and the flames didn't spread to any buildings, fire officials said.

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Firefighters remained at the scene for about two hours. No one was injured, Ness said.

It's unclear how the fires started. The cause of the fires is under investigation.

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