The Ottawa fire department is investigating the cause of a blaze early Wednesday at a car dealer’s auction lot in the city’s southeast end.
A spokesperson for Ottawa Fire Services said the flames spread quickly and damaged 12 vehicles at the ADESA Auction yard in Vars, leaving six as nothing but a “charred carcass.”
Const. Chuck Benoit of the Ottawa Police Service said on Thursday afternoon that the arson unit is aware of the incident but is not currently involved in the investigation.
Firefighters received reports of a fire at the auto lot, located on Burton Road, off Highway 417, just before 3:30 a.m., according to Danielle Cardinal, Ottawa fire’s public information officer.
First responders were at the scene for approximately 60 to 90 minutes, she said.
Ottawa paramedics said no one was reported injured.