Electrical malfunction blamed for fire that destroyed 2 vehicles

(Photo credit: Lancaster Township Fire Department)

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – An electrical malfunction ignited a fire that destroyed a Jeep Wrangler and another car parked next to it at a Lancaster Township apartment building.

Township fire officials said the Jeep’s owner heard his car alarm around 2 a.m. Monday. When he went to investigate, he saw his 2010 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited in a ball of fire.

The Jeep and a 2001 Buick Century were a total loss.

Fire officials said the stubborn fire was fed by leaking gasoline and burning magnesium components in the Jeep’s engine and dashboard.

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