- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Investigators in Buncombe County are looking into a fire at the Armed Forces National Guard Armory that destroyed two armored vehicles valued at $1.7 million.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (https://avlne.ws/1zQ17qS) the fire occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday at the armory, which is north of Asheville. The vehicles were parked outside the armory in a fenced area. No one was hurt.

Asheville Fire Department Battalion Chief Larry Morrow said the armored multipurpose vehicles, used for transporting troops, are valued at $850,000 apiece.

Morrow said the Asheville-Buncombe Arson Task Force is investigating the fire.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com

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