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Perth car yard fire: Massive inferno breaks out at a car yard with more than 70 vehicles destroyed


A massive inferno erupts at a car yard destroying more than 70 vehicles as firefighters battle the blaze

A massive fire has swept a card park in Perth, burning dozens of cars.

The inferno broke out around 5:15 p.m. Friday in Pickles’ parking lot near Bibra Lake, in the south of the city.

So far, at least 70 cars have been destroyed and 10 fire crews are fighting the flames.

Dramatic video of the scene shows towering flames burning through three levels of cars stacked on top of each other in storage.

The inferno broke out at around 5.15pm on Friday at the Pickles car park near Bibra Lake, south Perth

Smoke is spreading on nearby streets and people have been warned to stay indoors where possible.

Drivers have also been asked to use their headlights while driving through the smog.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The car yard had only just closed when the fire broke out and is home to hundreds of vehicles and boats.

Firefighters expect it to take at least four hours to extinguish the fire. The police are also on site.

The car yard opened in 2015. The Pickles company was founded in 1964 and has 27 yards across Australia.

Last fiscal year, the company sold more than 228,000 vehicles and more than $460 million worth of transportation and construction equipment.

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