Fire damages car being repaired at Newport News shop

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 11 at 9:43 AM

Pete's Custom Auto Service

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NEWPORT NEWS - A car caught fire when workers were welding at a Newport News auto shop Monday morning.

It happened around 7:20 a.m. at Pete’s Custom Auto at 10165 Jefferson Ave.

Acting Fire Chief Scott Liebold said the fire was contained to a racing-type vehicle in the maintenance area of the shop and it appears that flammable materials on or around the vehicle were ignited.

No one was hurt and the building wasn't damaged.

The far right southbound lane of Jefferson Ave was blocked so fire crews could get to the shop.

 

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