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Lebanon FD: Sparks from stacked vehicle likely cause of Zores Towing fire

Crews responded about 8:45 p.m. Sept. 21, 2022, to a large fire at Zores Towing, 2115 Frontage Road. That's just west of the I-65 interchange for U.S. 52 on the northwest border of Lebanon, Indiana. (WISH Photo/Reece Lindquist)

LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) — The Lebanon Fire Department shared more information Thursday about a Wednesday night salvage yard fire.

Crews responded about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday to the fire at Zores Towing, 2115 Frontage Road. That’s just west of the I-65 interchange for U.S. 52 on the northwest border of Lebanon.

The fire generated thick black smoke in the night sky.

Firefighters arrived and determined there was “a large fire in the salvage yard at the property but were able to quickly confirm no structures were involved,” the Lebanon Fire Department said in a statement.

Crews were successful in preventing the fire from spreading to other areas of the salvage yard and contained the flames to a stack of vehicles.

The fire was brought under control and marked out just after 11 p.m.

“After speaking with Zores personnel, it was stated that cars and scrap had been stacked prior to closing for the evening in the fire area. They explained that it was there was probably a spark from an electrical ignition system in one of the vehicles that ignited the fire,” the fire department said.

No foul play is suspected.

The Lebanon Fire Department says there is “no estimate” of the monetary damage the fire caused.

News 8 photographer Reece Lindquist contributed to this report.