Car Fire Inside Rockford Auto Shop Causes $100k in Damage

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A vehicle fire inside a Rockford auto repair shop causes over $100,000 in damage.

Fire crews were called to Martinez Auto Repair in the 800 block of 1st Avenue for a structure for just before 4:30 Tuesday morning. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming for the repair shop. Once crews were inside the building they discovered a car was on fire.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to combat the car fire, however flames had extended into the ceiling and roof areas. Additional fire crews were then called in to help.

It took two hours to get the fire under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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