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Multiple cars catch fire at Spokane used car lot

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 27, 2014, 8:36 a.m.

Six automobiles, two motorcycles and an office building were damaged in an early-morning blaze at the A & M Used Auto Sales at 2611 E. Sprague Ave., in Spokane early Wednesday morning.  (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Six automobiles, two motorcycles and an office building were damaged in an early-morning blaze at the A & M Used Auto Sales at 2611 E. Sprague Ave., in Spokane early Wednesday morning. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

An office building, six cars and two motorcycles suffered fire damage in a blaze reported early this morning, Spokane Fire Department spokesman Brian Schaeffer said.

No injuries were reported in the fire at A & M Used Auto Sales at 2611 E. Sprague Ave. Avista Utilities Corp. crews were called in to cut power to an electric line that was threatened in the fire. Some people staying in camper trailers nearby were moved while crews fought the fire, Schaeffer said.

Schaeffer said there was speculation about the cause of the fire among neighbors at the scene Wednesday. Spokane police detectives are on-scene investigating, Schaeffer said.

Roads and bus lines were affected by the fire.

Spokane police spokesman Ben Green said there was a stabbing reported in the same block around 1:20 p.m. on Monday. The victim sustained injuries that were not life-threatening and the investigation into the incident is ongoing. No arrests have been made.

There is no indication at this point the incidents are related, but detectives are investigating, Green said.



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