FIRE STARTS WHILE VEHICLE IS WORKED ON AT BRENHAM AUTO SHOP

  

A fire sparked at a Brenham auto shop Wednesday afternoon.

The Brenham Fire Department was dispatched at 2 p.m. to the report of a structure fire at Rick’s Auto Center at 1311 South Austin Street.  Units arrived on location to find heavy fire inside the building.

According to Lieutenant Ryan Swor, the fire is believed to have started while a mechanic was performing work on a vehicle’s gas tank.  Swor said there was major damage within the auto shop area, but no further damage inside the building.

Units were at the scene for two hours.  The Brenham and Salem Fire Departments responded, while the Meyersville Fire Department provided coverage at the Brenham fire station.

No injuries were reported.

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