Concord Carport Vehicles Didn't Have a Chance

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    A scorcher of a fire destroyed more than 20 vehicles and damaged a dozen more overnight in Concord.

    The fire also burned part of an apartment building in the 3200 block of Northwood Drive.

    Concord Fire Burns Hot Overnight

    [BAY] Concord Fire Burns Hot Overnight
    Concord firefighters had their hands full early Monday morning. (Published Monday, June 1, 2009)

    When crews arrived just after midnight they said they found "a wall of flames that seemed to have no end."

    It apparently started in a carport and quickly spread.

    Officials say car fires burn hot, and the fact that so many vehicles were burning so close together left firefighters will little options expect trying to contain its spread.

    Crews were able to control the fire by about 1:35 a.m.

    No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation, a dispatcher said.

    Another fire happened at the same apartment complex in the early morning hours of March 29. That two-alarm blaze hospitalized three people  with smoke inhalation.