ATLANTIC REPAIR SHOP SUSTAINS EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE
(Atlantic) An Auto repair building on West 7th Street in Atlantic sustained substantial fire damage Sunday afternoon. Atlantic Fire Fighters were dispatched to 6 West Auto Repair at 406 West 7th Street at around 2:15 p.m. Atlantic Fire Chief Mark McNees says when they arrived they were facing a condition 2 "heavy, " which means there is alot of smoke.
"We had flames coming out of the east side of the building around a pipe area where there is a wood burner," stated McNees. "We got the initial knockdown and spoke with the owner who stated he had the woodburner going yesterday, but said that it was off today."
McNees says there was also a space heater inside the building. "We are still in the overhaul mode right now and we haven't been able to really get in and take a peek, however I think we can narrow the cause down to those two things."
McNees says the damage to the building is substantial.