INDIANAPOLIS — Two firefighters suffered slight injuries while battling a fire at an east Indianapolis car shop on Saturday.
The fire started at 6014 Massachusetts Avenue, which is near North Arlington Avenue and East 34th Street, a little after 5 p.m.
According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, three employees of Taller Los Amigos were in the building when the fire broke out.
Taller Los Amigos is one of three businesses that lease space in the building from Golden Rule Automotive.
One of the employees told fire investigators that a car on the lift caught fire while they were working on it.
The employees tried to put the fire out, but weren't able to. They evacuated the building and called 911.
IFD said the fire quickly took hold in the ceiling and spread throughout the building. Firefighters estimate the large fire caused more than $1 million in damage.
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While fighting the fire, one firefighter suffered from chemical splash burns to his eyes, a fire investigator told 13News. The firefighter was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Another firefighter had slight injuries, was checked at the scene and returned to work, IFD said.
No other injuries were reported.
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