Fire Damages Vehicles at Used Auto Parts Business in Southington

Firefighters responded to a fire at a used auto parts business on Old Turnpike Road, according to the Southington Fire Department.

According to Battalion Chief Eric Heath, firefighters were initially called for a report of a car on fire at the salvage yard at Chuck and Eddie's Used Auto Parts. When crews arrived there was heavy fire. Pictures show heavy smoke billowing up from the area.

Firefighters contained the fire to the area with the vehicles. It took 45 minutes to knock down the flames. It appears that three vehicles burned in the fire and a gas tank may have ruptured, Heath said. No injuries were reported.

Crews from Kensington, Plainville and Cheshire responded to assist with town coverage, and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is on scene to handle any environmental impacts from the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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