Fire destroys pile of cars at Preston salvage yard

  • Source: Idaho State Journal
  • Published: 04/12/2018 02:10 PM

A pile of cars at Idaho Salvage in Preston caught on fire on Wednesday afternoon, sending black smoke billowing into the air. According to eyewitness Michael May, of Lewiston, Utah, a blaze started at the salvage yard when somebody was cutting a part from a vehicle that was in a pile of cars. May was at the salvage getting parts as well, but he thought the blaze was caused by someone burning weeds along the fence line. However, when he realized it was a car on fire, May told salvage yard owner Mike Lower, who contacted the local fire department. Fire crews from the Franklin County Fire District responded to the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m., where it took firefighters approximately an hour to get the flames under control. Lower then began removing cars from the stack with a claw on a track hoe as fire fighters doused and extinguished the blaze.


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