A huge car fire broke out at Newark Airport

@zach_shaw_/TwitterAt least a dozen cars caught on fire at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday morning, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the sky.
  • At least a dozen cars caught on fire at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Thursday morning.
  • Video footage showed a huge plume of black smoke coming from the cars.
  • An airport spokesman told INSIDER that firefighters put out the fire after about an hour and that at least 17 cars were damaged.
  • There were no reports of injuries, and airport operations were largely unaffected.

At least a dozen cars caught on fire in a parking lot at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey around 7 a.m. on Thursday, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air.

The fire was on the top deck of the Terminal C parking garage, which accommodates short-term parking and is near several runways.

Firefighters extinguished the fire around 9:30 a.m., an airport spokesman told INSIDER.

A Twitter user with the handle @zach_shaw_ posted a video of the smoke from a distance around 7 a.m.

At least 17 vehicles were damaged by the fire, the Newark Airport spokesman told INSIDER.

The airport closed the parking deck, he added. It also briefly closed a passenger pickup area, NBC New York reported.

ABC7 Eyewitness News broadcast footage of the burning cars and firefighters on the scene.

Newark airport cars on fireABC7
Newark airport car fire smokeABC7 News/Twitter

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

No injuries were reported, and airport operations were largely unaffected, NBC New York said, citing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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