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Crews put out car fire at Atlanta airport parking deck

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Fire Department responded to a car fire at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Friday.

The fire happened in the South Hourly Parking lot. Airport officials have closed the South Hourly Parking.

Channel 2's Lori Wilson learned a minivan went up in flames. Authorities said it's a total loss.

The fire also damaged cars on either side, three in all had to be towed from the lot.

"It's unusual, you don't suspect running into that when you are ready to head home,” said passenger Ben Simms.

The fire led to traffic backups in an area of the airport where there is already heavy congestion. Airport fire trucks blocked two lanes, that delayed passengers.

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"It could have been something wrong with the car when the person left, hopefully nobody got hurt, that's most important right, and I hope that they caught it early enough to prevent further damage,” Simms said.

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