Chula Vista Car Wrecking Lot Ablaze

By Lauren Steussy
|  Thursday, Jun 2, 2011  |  Updated 5:31 PM PDT
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Chula Vista Car Wrecking Lot Ablaze

Cynthia Faram

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Several cars in a Chula Vista lot are on fire, and the flames appear to be spreading.

The fire started at about 1 p.m. at Pick Your Part Auto Wrecking on 880 Energy Way.

Officials say a cutting torch caused the fire.

Flames have covered approximately 10 acres and firefighters on the scene have not yet extinguished it. An estimated 10 to 15 cars are on fire, emitting dark smoke above the lot.

The flames have spread to nearby vegetation and winds are at 10 MPH. A fire helicopter was deployed to help fight the blaze as well as 12 to 14 engines. A hazmat team also responded to the fire.

Check back for updates on this developing story.
 

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