A Nissan Maxima caught fire Wednesday morning while it was up on a lift at Romero Service in Indianapolis, IN. Flames from the vehicle spread to the insulation in the ceiling of the shop.
Below is the article as it appeared on the IndyStar.com website.
Morning fire damages auto repair shop
By Kevin O’Neal
Posted: April 28, 2010
A fire damaged an auto repair shop on the Westside this morning, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.
No one was injured, but $15,000 damage was done to the shop and two cars.
An alarm alerted firefighters at 8:30 a.m. to the fire at Romero Service, 3215 Lafayette Road. The fire apparently started in a Nissan Maxima that had been left in the shop for repairs, according to a statement from Capt. Rita Reith, fire department spokeswoman.
The Nissan had been left elevated on a lift, and firefighters had to put out the fire with the car still elevated because they could got get the car back on the floor.
Flames from the burning Nissan and a second car spread to the shop’s roof insulation, and firefighters had to cut through the metal roof with a saw to reach the burning insulation. Firefighters got the flames under control within 15 minutes of their arrival.
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