NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON (WIVB) – Several cars caught fire at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada on Sunday afternoon. 

Former News 4 reporter Rich Newberg said this happened at the Niagara Lavender Festival. 

Newberg spoke with Niagara-on-the-Lake fire chief Robert Grimwood who estimates these fires have caused $1.5 million dollars in damage.

The fire involved 33 vehicles and as many as 18 may be totally destroyed, Grimwood told Newberg at the scene.

Grimwood said one firefighter was treated at scene for heat exhaustion. 

Newberg said the fires began around 3:45 P.M. on Niagara Stone road. 

At 5:55 P.M., Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire & Emergency services tweeted that the fire had been contained. 

CBC reports that the fires were sparked by a fast-moving grass fire. 



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