Multiple vehicles damaged after fire at Washington County towing company

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office was called out to a towing company early Sunday morning, October 23rd for a report of several vehicles on fire. The call came in shortly before 2 a.m.

Officials say the fire originated in vehicle involved in an accident the previous day. The fire then quickly spread to several other vehicles.

According to the sheriff's office, when damaged vehicles are removed from an accident scene, the battery cables are removed, or sometimes cut, to minimize the potential for secondary fires and secondary damage to electrical systems.

The subsequent investigation revealed this may not have been done at the scene and was likely a contributing factor to the fire.

No additional details have been released.

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