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Indianapolis auto shop catches fire, sets off 'large amount' of fireworks

Auto shop fire
Posted at 7:54 PM, May 05, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — Heavy black smoke filled the air after a fire broke out in an auto shop that housed a ‘large supply of fireworks’ Friday morning.

Auto shop fire

A fire broke out in an auto shop at LM Garage, located at 3435 S. Post Rd., at 8:56 a.m. on May 5. Employees of the shop arrived at work to find fire inside the building.

When firefighters arrived, they were informed the building also housed a large supply of fireworks. Soon after, the fireworks sounded off.

Auto shop fire

IFD says the garage portion of the building collapsed. Crews battled the fire and got it under control in a little over an hour.

Auto Shop fire

According to IFD, no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.