According to NBC 10, an investigation continues into what caused a massive fire at a 25-acre auto auction yard in Taunton. The blaze broke out at insurance auto auctions on Myricks Street around 5:30 P.M. on Friday night and took firefighters multiple hours to knock down.
Deputy Chief Scott Dexter said shortly after the flames were knocked down that tires and airbags exploded during the fire. Heavy Machinery had to be brought in to move cars away from others that were burning. The fight against the fire lasted for approximately two-and-a-half hours. Thirty of the 4000 cars in the lot were destroyed by fire, many others were damaged.
The fire department is working with local and state police to determine how it started. Luckily, nobody was hurt.