FIFTEEN cars have been damaged in a blaze at a car auction lot in Huthwaite in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).
Firefighters from Mansfield and Ashfield were called to Manheim Auctions on Common Road at around 2am.
An investigation has been launched into the fire, although one staff member told Chad that the blaze broke out after one vehicle ‘self-ignited’.
Four fire appliances were needed to tackle the blaze.
A spokesman from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said 13 cars were severely damaged by fire and two were slightly damaged.
The area was made safe at around 3.20am.
A police and fire service investigation is underway.
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