TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Crews responded early Tuesday morning to a structure fire in Tuscaloosa at an automotive facility.
At 2:15 a.m., Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue received a report of a structure fire at Pep Boys Automotive in the 500 block of Skyland Boulevard.
Upon arrival, TFR said units found smoke showing from the front of the structure.
TFR said the fire was extinguished around 3:20 a.m. There were no injuries, and no vehicles were inside the garage at the time of the fire, according to TFR.
Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith says it took roughly one hour to get the fire under control. He says no one was in the business when the fire started.
“The silver lining for us is no one was injured, but we did have lots of equipment that was expended. But at the end of the day, we were trying to save everything we could. At the end of the day, our goal is to protect life and property, and that’s what we were there to do last night,” Smith said.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.