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Sparking car catches fire; flames spread to second vehicle

March 6, 2019

Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was injured.

At about 5:30 p.m., a 1990s white Ford sedan was sparking from under the hood when its driver pulled the car into Apple Valley Dental and Braces at 14319 E. Sprague Ave. and parked it next to another car. She escaped before the car caught fire, Spokane Valley Firefighter Kevin Dunne said.

The flames spread to an unoccupied black Scion in the space next to the Ford, Dunne said. The dentistry building was not damaged.

“It’s about the best-case scenario you can ask for,” Dunne said.

The fire sent a plume of smoke into the air, and firefighters arrived to find the cars fully ablaze, Dunne said. It took less than an hour to put the flames out.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.