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Car catches on fire in auto repair shop, causing $300K in damage

Cause of blaze remains under investigation

A car that caught on fire at an auto repair shop in Mountain View early Sunday morning caused an estimated $300,000 in damage, according to the city’s Fire Department.

The car fire inside a commercial building at 57 E. Evelyn Ave, just east of state Highway 85, was reported through a 911 call made to the city’s communication center around 4:15 a.m, according to a press release.

Firefighters sent to the scene arrived about seven minutes later to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames inside the shop. They extinguished the blaze “with an aggressive interior fire attack,” the press release states.

The flames didn’t extend into other parts of the building, where crews conducted overhaul work to make sure the fire was fully contained, according to the department. The all-clear order was given at 4:34 a.m.

No injuries or deaths were reported from the fire. The cause remains under investigation, according to the Fire Department.

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Car catches on fire in auto repair shop, causing $300K in damage

Cause of blaze remains under investigation

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Sun, Jan 5, 2020, 5:13 pm

A car that caught on fire at an auto repair shop in Mountain View early Sunday morning caused an estimated $300,000 in damage, according to the city’s Fire Department.

The car fire inside a commercial building at 57 E. Evelyn Ave, just east of state Highway 85, was reported through a 911 call made to the city’s communication center around 4:15 a.m, according to a press release.

Firefighters sent to the scene arrived about seven minutes later to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames inside the shop. They extinguished the blaze “with an aggressive interior fire attack,” the press release states.

The flames didn’t extend into other parts of the building, where crews conducted overhaul work to make sure the fire was fully contained, according to the department. The all-clear order was given at 4:34 a.m.

No injuries or deaths were reported from the fire. The cause remains under investigation, according to the Fire Department.

Comments

Peter
Cuesta Park
on Jan 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm
Peter, Cuesta Park
on Jan 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm
quonset hut?
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2020 at 3:55 pm
quonset hut?, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2020 at 3:55 pm

Is that one of the old original quonset hut buildings?


Reader 2020
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm
Reader 2020, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm

@quonset hut?

Looks that way according to Google Maps Street View.

Glad to hear no one was injured.


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