Auto Shop Total Loss Following Early Morning Fire

By KBJR News 1

Auto Shop Total Loss Following Early Morning Fire

April 19, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2013 at 10:01 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- An Auto Shop and garage along Rice Lake Road in Duluth is a total loss after an early morning fire.

The fire started in a garage around 2:30 this morning at JM Auto Sales off Rice Lake Road.

The owner of the business says that he was awakened by his dogs barking and saw one of the two garages was on fire.

High winds caused the flames to spread to the shop, engulfing the second building in fire.

Fire officials say both buildings are a total loss with about 80-thousand dollars in damages.

The business owner and his two dogs were able to evacuate safely.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns