FREMONT (CBS SF) — Fire crews in Fremont were able to extinguish a two-alarm fire that broke out in the repair shop of a Mercedes-Benz dealership Tuesday afternoon, but not before over a dozen vehicles sustained damage from water, smoke or fire, according to authorities.

The fire was first reported shortly after 4 p.m. at a location on the 5700 block of Cushing Parkway. Fremont Fire officials later confirmed the fire broke out in an on-site repair facility at the auto dealership located at 5760 Cushing Parkway.

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Multiple units responded to the call. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the repair shop and extinguished it by 4:47 p.m.

 

After initial reports that at least two cars were damaged in the fire, officials confirmed that a total of 16 vehicles sustained damage during the two-alarm fire due to water, smoke or the actual fire.

Fremont firefighters said the cause of the fire was under investigation. Due to the current coronavirus shelter-in-place order, employees and customers are limited inside car dealerships.

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In-person car sales are prohibited under the order, but car repairs and service are allowed.