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Parked car on fire prompts probe

Tue., May 25, 2010, midnight

Flames from a burning car were doused Monday evening before they could spread to a nearby mechanic shop in downtown Spokane, authorities said.

Spokane firefighters were dispatched to Mechanics Pride at Third Avenue and Monroe Street after being advised of flames shooting out of a parked car, according to the Spokane Fire Department. The fire was spreading to a covered carport area and was beginning to burn toward the attached shop when they were extinguished by firefighters.

No injuries were reported in the 5:31 p.m. blaze. Cause of the fire is under investigation by the department’s special investigative unit.



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