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Santa Monica crews neutralize vehicle fires in a parking garage

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A massive fire involving multiple vehicles sent one person to hospital following a traffic accident inside a parking lot in Santa Monica, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in the 300 block of Broadway, where they found heavy smoke coming from the first floor on the 4th Street side of the garage, the Santa Fire Department reported. Monica.

Four cars were involved, each with a single driver. All drivers were able to free themselves safely and receive treatment from paramedics. One person was taken to hospital.

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The crews faced small explosions from the electric batteries inside the cars, but were able to extinguish the fire within 20 minutes.

The fire is under investigation, officials said.

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