Parking lot fire

Parking lot fire

A parking lot fire in which seven vehicles burned was caused when a motorist stopped to check on his overheating car, 3:39 p.m., May 8.
According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the driver pulled into the parking lot of McLaren Clarkston Medical Center at 5701 Bow Pointe Drive, opened the hood, saw flames coming from the engine compartment, and called 911.
Due to high winds, the fire quickly spread to six other vehicles parked nearby.
Independence Township firefighters put out the blaze. No injuries were reported and no damage done to the medical building.
The incident remains under investigation.

6 Responses to "Parking lot fire"

  1. Robert Waller   May 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Not even a photo credit…?

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  2. Don Rush
    Don Rush   May 11, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Robert is that your photo?

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  3. Barry Cohn   May 12, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    The official explanation seems quite unbelievable. One car on fire, and the fire spreads to six other cars… Has anyone ever heard of a similar occurance…?
    Plus, I was walking in the area during the blaze, and it was NOT that windy.
    Also, I heard several explosive type of sounds.
    Please update this story as the investigation continues…, if it indeed continues.

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  4. Andrea   May 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Barry, I was in the building while this occurred. I spoke with the gentleman whose vechicle overheated. When I walked outside there were only 3 cars on fire. I was only out there for a couple of minutes and I heard explosive sounds. That was the noise of the other cars catching fire as well as their gas tanks exploding and tires popping.

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  5. Andrea   May 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    It was also windy while I outside. Also in a parking lot the vechicles are parked closely. Even if there was no wind, it still would have caused the fire to spread. The same thing occurs when a house is on fire and is too close to an house.

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  6. Pam   May 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Tires popping were the sounds you heard. Yes, My hubby & I have heard of this happening before. Not as uncommon as you think. Just happy it was only cars and not people injured.

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