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LITTLE BOSTON As many as eight cars were charred in a fire Saturday afternoon that required more than 10 firefighters and thousands of gallons of water to extinguish.
North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews were called to the vicinity of Hansville and Little Boston/Eglon Roads around 4 p.m. after multiple callers reported smoke in the area.
Upon arrival, crews spotted a black column of smoke rising into the air and located the source Â several cars in the far recesses of a private junkyard off Little Boston Road.
Because the access road was too narrow to accommodate fire engines, firefighters stretched 1,000 feet of hose through deep mud to reach the blaze.
A team of tender trucks, including one from Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue, provided water for the operation.
The property owner told officials he had been using a bulldozer to move several of the junk vehicles when he noticed smoke. Several minutes later, flames became visible.
The man, using water from a nearby mud puddle, attempted to extinguish the flames but was unsuccessful. His wife told crews she was on her way to call 911 when firefighters arrived on the scene. i
An investigator from the Kitsap County Fire Marshals Office responded to the scene and determined that the fire was an accident, likely stemming from sparks generated by the scraping of metal against metal as the property owner moved the cars.