Posted October 9, 2013 EST
Gastonia Auto Garage Fire
(North Carolina) -
The Gastonia Fire Department responded to this fire at C and M Automotive Group on East Club Drive Tuesday afternoon. The fire occurred in an automotive repair garage. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke conditions coming from the building when they arrived on scene. It took 19 firefighters approximately 15 minutes to get the fire under control. A mechanic at the garage was in the process of removing a gas tank from a vehicle when the fire occurred. The employee suffered 2nd degree burns on his forearm and was transported to Gaston Memorial Hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported. The building and contents including three automobiles inside were a total loss.
Written and photos by Gastonia Fire Department