'Suspicious' fire damages vintage cars in Miami

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:21 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:21 a.m.

MIAMI — At least 25 vehicles were damaged when a warehouse that houses vintage cars went up in flames.

The fire broke out Thursday at Ted Vernon Specialty Autos in Miami.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1lCAucq ) reports owner Ted Vernon was in North Carolina to film his car-themed television show, "South Beach Classics," when the fire broke out. He says many of the cars that were damaged or destroyed were valued at more than $100,000 and the total damage is in excess of $1 million.

Firefighters say the fire appears suspicious but they haven't released the cause.

The Vernons are famous for their unique cars which they buy, sell and trade. Their customers include South Florida celebrities.

The Herald reports the warehouse typically holds about 300 cars.

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