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Las Vegas firefighters battle 2-alarm fire at auto repair shop

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 02:57:25-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Firefighters were called to an auto repair shop that caught fire on Wednesday evening near the Meadows Mall.

Crews responded to an Econo Lube N Tube auto repair shop located at 4701 Meadows Lane, near Decatur Boulevard, at about 4:45 pm. with reports of a fully involved building fire.

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Initial reports say everyone was able to get out of the building but a second alarm was called by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue to help battle the flames.

Crews were able to knock down the fire by 5:30 p.m. and LVFR said two people were treated for minor injuries.

The fire damaged 16 vehicles and ignited when mechanics were removing a vehicle's fuel tank that caught fire and was possibly dropped, according to fire officials.

Workers attempted to put out the flames with fire extinguishers but it was too intense and the fire quickly spread throughout the building.

Damages were estimated at $1 million and 75 fire personnel responded to the scene.