A massive parking garage fire took out a massive number of cars

A massive fire took the lives of 1,400 cars in a Liverpool parking structure to ring in the New Year.

The fire took place at the Echo Arena Car Park in Liverpool, and it was said that the fire started accidentally in one of the cars parked there. Since the cars were packed in tight side-by-side, this set off a chain reaction fire that spread quickly.


Windows and gas tanks were heard exploding for hours, and it took some 21 fire engines to put the blaze to rest.

Every car was reduced to a literal shell of its former self, and all were considered a total loss.

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Luckily no one was injured during the blaze.

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