Sparks From Torch Ignite Oil or Fuel in Drain of Repair Shop

Sparks From Torch Ignite Oil or Fuel in Drain of Repair Shop

A technician at Auto Select in Weston, WI, was using a cutting torch when sparks ignited oil or fuel in a drain. The flames traveled through the drain to the other end of the building where a car sitting above a drain caught fire.

A technician at Auto Select in Weston, WI, was using a cutting torch when sparks ignited oil or fuel in a drain. The flames traveled through the drain to the other end of the building where a car sitting above a drain caught fire.

Below is the article as it appeared on the Wausau Daily Herald website.

Car damaged in fire at Weston auto repair shop

June 9, 2011
By Mike Corbin

VILLAGE OF WESTON — A car was seriously damaged Wednesday during a fire at a Weston automobile repair shop.

The fire was reported at about 12:30 p.m. at Auto Select, 3103 Schofield Ave.

The fire started when sparks from a cutting torch used by a mechanic repairing a vehicle ignited oil or fuel in a drain on the north end of the building, Weston Fire Chief Steve Meilahn said. The fire traveled through the drain to the south end of the building, at which point a small car above the drain also caught fire, Meilahn said.

To read the entire article on the Wausau Daily Herald website, visit http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20110609/WDH0101/106090527/Car-damaged-fire-Weston-auto-repair-shop.

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