LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials in Pennsylvania say an electrical malfunction in a Jeep Wrangler sparked a fire that destroyed it and another car.

Investigators say the owner of the Jeep awoke around 2 a.m. Monday to the sound of his car alarm and went outside his apartment in Lancaster to find the vehicle in a ball of flames.

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It took crews nearly two hours to extinguish the burning vehicles, with the fire being fed by leaking gasoline and burning magnesium parts within the engine.

Officials say both vehicles are a total loss.

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Lancaster Township Fire Chief Ron Comfort Jr. says the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction in the Jeep.

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