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The car where the fire is believed to have started. The fire then spread to a truck parked next to it.
Antifreeze that leaked into a laptop battery is being blamed for a massive car fire.
Smoke and flames roused residents from their sleep early Thursday morning after a two-vehicle fire got dangerously close to their apartment building.
The fire started around 4:30 a.m. in a car parked at the Palo Verde Apartments on North Murray in southeast Colorado Springs, and spread to a neighboring truck. Our reporter on scene says the car is "completely melted." Damage to the truck is also extensive.
There is no damage to the complex itself, but the vehicles were parked just outside one of the buildings.
Firefighters say antifreeze that was in the car spilled onto the laptop. Somehow the antifreeze got into the computer's battery. Firefighters say that caused a chemical reaction that started the fire.
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