"Engine Trouble" light leads to overnight blaze

May 2, 2009 7:26:40 AM PDT
A late night fire left part of a car dealership in South Jersey in ruins.

Firefighters were called to VIP Auto Outlet on Route 73 in Maple Shade just after 11 pm Friday night. Arriving fire crews reported heavy fire coming from one of the car bays.

Investigators say a car left running inside a garage is likely to have sparked the fire. Investigators told Action News the owner left the vehicle running while he went out to dinner.

He says he had to leave the car running to test a faulty "engine trouble" light.

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