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UPDATE: Spontaneous combustion Cause of Queen City Motors Fire

June 14th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland Fire Chief Shannon Adams confirmed that spontaneous combustion of oily rags in a plastic bucket caused a fire in a detailing garage at Queen City Motors just before dawn Tuesday, resulting in damage to the structure and two vehicles.  Adams said  video surveillance at the business were reviewed. Adams said city firefighters quickly knocked down the fire that originated in a rear area of the structure at 99 Henderson Ave. One of the vehicles damaged was a GMC Arcadia. He said heat from the fire activated the controls and raised the building's garage doors, aiding efforts to extinguish the fire.