Arson investigators in Essex County are looking into a fire that destroyed nearly a dozen cars at a tow yard in Irvington Township on Thursday morning.
According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 1:05 a.m., firefighters raced to the MTS Tow Yard located in the 400 block of Chancellor Avenue after receiving reports of a fire on the property.
Upon arrival, fire officials requested mutual assistance for Newark after finding several cars fully ignited in flames in the lot.
According to reports, crews stretched multiple lines to extinguish just under a dozen cars that caught fire.
Firefighters brought the blaze under control before 2:30 a.m., with the cause under investigation.