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Florida auto shop catches on fire when car crashes into it

September 24, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials say a Florida auto shop erupted in flames when a vehicle crashed into it.

Tampa Fire Rescue reports multiple people called 911 early Saturday morning to report the fire at a Havoline Express Lube shop. The Tampa Bay Times reported that flammable liquids inside the building ignited to make the fire more intense.

Crews arrived and sprayed the building from outside until the fire was under control at 4 a.m. No one was found inside, and responders could not find the driver of the vehicle.

Investigators estimate the fire caused $800,000 in damage.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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