Car catches fire in Peterborough Memorial Centre parking lot

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in the Memorial Centre parking lot on Tuesday night. Amy Nicholson/Twitter

City firefighters had to battle a car fire in a jammed parking lot at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Tuesday night.

Crews were called to the lot around 8 p.m. for a car which ignited in flames. The parking lot was filled as more than 3,700 fans were watching Game 4 of the Mann Cup national senior men’s box lacrosse championship between the Peterborough Century 21 Lakes and the Maple Ridge Burrards.

The Lakers went on to win 11-8 to sweep the series.

READ MORE: Peterborough Century 21 Lakers capture back-to-back Mann Cup championships

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze but several nearby vehicles also sustained damage including a pickup truck.

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The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. No injuries were reported.

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