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Fire burns 31 cars on National City lot

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 21:11:25-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - Firefighters responded to flames burning roughly 31 cars in National City Tuesday.

The fire was reported about 12:45 p.m. at 3131 Hoover Ave., northeast of Interstate 5 and SR-54.

Flames were burning vehicles on a private lot, the California Highway Patrol reported. The fire was visible from the freeway.

National City officials told people in nearby buildings to shelter in place and turn off their air conditioning.

Crews reported the fire was extinguished by 3 p.m.

No immediate details about the cause of the fire were available.

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