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Update: GM 3800 Engine Fire Recall

May 20, 2009


Faulty engine sparked Plymouth apartment blaze

A Plymouth apartment fire that caused $3 million in damage has been linked to a fire-prone vehicle, subject to a recent recall.

By LORA PABST and PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune staff writers

A General Motors car that was part of a significant federal recall alerting owners to engine compartment fires caused a major apartment building fire in Plymouth last week, according to authorities.
Representatives of several Twin Cities metro area auto dealerships said Tuesday that the recall, which recently was expanded, has prompted a flurry of calls to their service departments.

The May 11 blaze in a four-car garage at the Parkers Lake Apartments caused about $3 million in damage according to the Plymouth Fire Department. No one was injured in the fire in the three-story, 24-unit building, which drew 50 firefighters and 16 trucks from at least six communities.

Investigators say the fire in the 15000 block of 18th Avenue started in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP in the garage and...

Read more at the Star Tribune

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