Three cars were found on fire, with the blaze spreading to two others, at a junk yard in Brockton on Sunday afternoon, according to the fire department.
With large clouds of acrid smoke billowing into the sky, firefighters responded to an initial report of an explosion at Everett’s Auto Parts on Thatcher Street about 2 p.m. Sunday. According to Capt. Joseph DePasquale, on arrival firefighters found three cars on fire, with the blaze spreading to two other vehicles. The car fire at the junk yard, where customers come to pluck parts from rows and rows of non-salvageable vehicles, was quickly doused by firefighters using a single handline, DePasquale said. No one was inside the vehicles at the time, and no one was injured as a result of the fire, DePasquale said. “It came in as reported explosion. When we got there we just had the fire,” said DePasquale, reached by The Enterprise later in the afternoon. “We were able to quickly knock it down.”