Up to 20 new Jeep Wranglers damaged in fire

Published: May. 21, 2018 at 5:58 AM EDT
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As many as 20 new Jeep Wranglers went up in flames Monday in a vehicle storage lot..

Flames could be seen for blocks coming from the lot owned by the Ann Arbor Railroad.

Firefighters from at least 3 stations in Toledo were called in to help.

About 18-20 vehicles were damaged. They say that all of the vehicles involved were new four-door Jeep Wranglers. Batteries, tires and gas tanks caused small explosions in the lot before firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.

Fire officials say that each vehicle is scanned as it enters the lot, and they are investigating to find out who drove the vehicles in last night, and whether this was a vehicle malfunction.

Investigators are working with representatives of Fiat- Chrysler to determine a cause.

Fiat Chrysler Automotive released the following statement:

“FCA US is working with City of Toledo Fire and Rescue Department and the Toledo Police Department regarding a fire at a shipping yard in Toledo, Ohio involving multiple vehicles. As this is an active investigation, we cannot provide more information at this time.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.