Fire causes $75,000 damage at auto repair business
A fire caused more than $75,000 damage to an auto repair shop in the 13200 block of Highway 99 north of Lynnwood this morning.
Employees at Carson Cars reported the fire around 10:30 a.m.
“They saw smoke and flames coming from the basement,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1.
No one was injured. About 20 firefighters from Fire District 1, Lynnwood and Mukilteo responded and had the fire under control within 20 minutes.
The fire started in an oil-change pit beneath a repair shop bay where welding work was being done. Investigators from the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office believe the welding residue fell into the pit and ignited combustibles stored below.