Fire damages Tampa auto repair shop

Posted at 3:14 AM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 09:49:49-05

A fire late Sunday night damaged a Tampa auto repair shop.

Tampa Fire Rescue responded around 11:30 p.m. to a fire at 6304 East Broadway Avenue. When crews arrived on scene they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the single story building.

Authorities say the metal and masonry building housed an auto collision and repair products business.

Within twenty-five minutes firefighters got the fire under control. Crews searched the building and found no one inside.

Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office believe the fire originated in rear carport area of the building. Officials still do not know what or how the fire ignited.

The fire caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to the building and its contents.