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Downed Power Wires Torch 20 Cars At Auction In NJ

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - Twenty cars were burned by downed power lines at Skyline Auto Auction in Fairfield Wednesday.

The wires came down at around 7:47 a.m. at 100 Route 46 East when a transformer caught fire.

Firefighting efforts were initially delayed until the power to the lines could be shut down.

Skyline Auto Auction Fire
(credit: Fairfield Police)

The fire was put out at around 9 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

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