Reports: Hundreds Of Cars Go Up In Flames At Newport Storage Lot

Don Moorhead
Don Moorhead

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating last night’s fire in Newport, Delaware that damaged several hundred vehicles.

The blaze, reported shortly after 9:00 pm, occurred in the vehicle storage lot of Insurance Auto Auctions at 417 Old Airport Road near Interstate 95 and Basin Road.  The Minquas Fire Company of Newport arrived on the scene with several vehicles engulfed in flames inside the auto storage lot.

State fire investigators are currently investigating the fire searching for the fire’s origin and cause.  Over 200 vehicles sustained fire damage. An estimate on the monetary loss is not known at this time. A person driving by the area saw flames and called 9-1-1 to report the fire.  

This fire remains under investigation.

Breaking Report

Newport – Just after 9:00 last evening firefighters from across New Castle County responded to 415 Old Airport Road for reports of a fire.

For more than an hour, crews battled the get to get the upper hand on the salvage yard fire. Crews were having a difficult time bringing the fire under control.

Between 200 and 400 cars have been destroyed by the fire according to initial reports from the scene.

The reports indicated that fire was spreading fast across the lot and was threatening adjoining properties. Command said at the time “there a lot of cars on fire”.

We’re waiting on authorities to release further details regarding the fire.

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