Fremont police detectives have joined the investigation into a fire that burned at least 34 cars at a massive auto yard in Fremont over the weekend.
The fire took place at Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) at 6700 Stevenson Blvd. on Saturday afternoon.
"It appears to be suspicious," said Fremont Fire Department Division Chief Diane Hendry.
The yard was closed Saturday just after 4 p.m. when the fire began. A security guard alerted authorities to the blaze. When firefighters arrived multiple cars were engulfed in the fire, Hendry said.
Initially the fire was difficult to fight. Because the facility was closed, firefighters had to cut through a fence to get to the blaze.