Fire damages Norcross muffler shop - New York News

Fire damages Norcross muffler shop

Posted: Updated:
NORCROSS, Ga. -

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a blaze at a Gwinnett County auto repair shop early Monday morning.  They say flames broke out at the business, which is located next to the Atlanta Auto Max on Buford Highway in Norcross.

Fire crews say the blaze was reported just before 2 a.m., and firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the service area.  After determining no one was inside the building, crews took a defensive approach and battled flames from outside the building.  

The fire set off a number of explosions inside building, which was gutted by the blaze.  No one was hurt.

Investigators aren't sure of the exact cause of the fire, but because it is an auto business, firefighters say it could have been related to gas or other products that might be used inside.  

The cause is still under investigation.  Arson has not been ruled out.

Authorities first said the fire had sparked at the Atlanta Auto Max car dealership next door, but that turned out not to be the case.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:11:38 GMT
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
  • New MTA bus routes take effect

    New MTA bus routes take effect

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:51:36 GMT
    MTAMTA
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
  • 3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:47:41 GMT
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices