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Fire breaks out in E. Spokane used car lot

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire broke out a little before 5am Wednesday morning at A&M Used Autos in E. Spokane on E. Sprague and Smith.

The fire was reported as a structure fire but when firefighters arrived, they quickly realized this fire was not only within an office building, but had spread to many mobile homes and also multiple cars in the lot.

Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department said this was a "dynamic" fire that had to be addressed quickly because firefighters were worried the flames would spread to more cars and also up towards some low hanging power lines.

He said fire investigators were looking into exactly what caused the fire but also said that this neighborhood and this lot in particular had recently seen its fair share of suspicious activity.

Schaeffer told us yesterday there was a stabbing at the lot, and neighbors told us that someone had been throwing Molotov cocktails near the lot for the past week due to a car deal gone wrong.

E. Sprague was blocked off for a short time this morning but is now back open.


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