Auction House Fire In Adelaide’s North Destroys Almost 50 Cars
Up in smoke
A huge blaze, billowing thick black smoke, has damaged nearly 50 cars at an auction house in Adelaide's north overnight.
Fire crews rushed to Pickles Auctions on Main North Road in Salisbury Plain just before 2am on Thursday to find cars stacked three-high on fire.
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It took nearly 40 fire fighters to bring the blaze under control after the fire burned through an external shed wall which was housing multiple cars prior to auction. An additional four cars within the shed were damaged, as well as 44 more stored outside.
Damage has been estimated at more than $300,000 with an electrical fault in one of the vehicles found to be the cause.
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