Business resumes after fire at Westminster repair shop CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

June 08, 1993

A smoky fire that started on a work station in the repair shop of Koons Toyota in Westminster was quickly extinguished by employees about noon yesterday.

Fire officials said a mechanic using cleaning solvents at a small work station, which measured about 20 inches by 18 inches, placed a lighted drop light on some cleaning rags, which erupted into flames.

The fire spread to a cloth covering fiberglass insulation about 8 feet above the floor and burned an area about 2 feet by 3 feet.

Mechanics using fire extinguishers were able to douse the blaze before it spread.

When Westminster firefighters arrived, they spread water on the area and checked for any spread of the fire.

Two deputy state fire marshals inspected the scene, but no damage estimate was available.

There were no injuries, and business in the repair shop resumed after workers cleaned away the residue from the fire extinguishers.

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