VIDEO: After investigating a large fire at an auto salvage shop in north Charlotte, firefighters deemed the incident to be an accident.
Investigators said it was due to an improper fuel transfer using a battery-powered pump that arced and caused the fire and estimated damages are around $5,000.
The Charlotte Fire Department was called to a reported fire near the intersection of 28th Street and North Tryon Street, just south of Matheson Avenue, around 11 a.m. Friday. Firefighters said multiple cars were on fire behind a repair shop on 28th Street. Fire crews shut down the 2500 block of North Tryon Street, between East 27th Street and Matheson Avenue, while the fire was controlled. No injuries have been reported at the scene.