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Chief: 100+ cars involved in salvage yard fire

Updated: Oct. 26, 2017 at 8:59 AM EDT
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Smoke from the fire could be seen from the WAVE 3 Weather SkyTrack camera. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Smoke from the fire could be seen from the WAVE 3 Weather SkyTrack camera. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

CLARKSVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Flames engulfed dozens of vehicles at a salvage yard in Clarksville.

The fire was reported at Kenny's Auto Parts, located at 1222 McCullough Pike, around 7 a.m. Thursday, according to Clarksville dispatchers.

Clarksville Fire Department chief Brandon Skaggs said when fire crews arrived they saw large fire and heavy smoke coming from the business.

More than 100 vehicles were involved in the fire, Skaggs said. Many vehicles had to be moved to allow firefighters to put out the flames between cars.

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Many WAVE 3 News viewers said they heard explosions at the time the fire was reported. Skaggs confirmed the department also received reports of an explosion.

Skaggs said water supply was the biggest concern while fighting the fire.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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