A security guard from the outlets attempted to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher, but was unable to due to the size and location of fire, a fire department release said.
According to the fire department, the crew arrived at 11:50 a.m. and after assessing the fire an additional fire engine (from the Alameda County Fire Department), fire truck and battalion chief were dispatched. The crew was able to knockdown the fire within a few minutes and prevent it from spreading to other vehicles.
According to the fire department, the fire started in a Toyota Camry. Also damaged were two Honda Accords, a Nissan Altima, a Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Beetle. The specific cause was not determined due to the extent of fire damage, but did not appear to be of suspicious origin.
Of the six cars damaged, four sustained major damage, one moderate damage and one minor damage, fire department said. Estimated damage to all six cars and their contents is $34,000.
No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.