Fire breaks out at car repair shop in Eagle-Vail
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado – Firefighters responded to a car fire Friday evening inside Leadfoot Linda’s repair shop in Eagle-Vail.
The fire was reported at 6:20 p.m. at the shop, which is located at 41049 Highway 6, near Big O Tires.
Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes, quickly secured a water source and began to attack the blaze through the open bay door. The fire was contained to the bay area and did not extend to the T-shirt shop or the auto parts shop that are also located within the structure.
Property damages are estimated to $250,000. No emergency responders were injured in this fire.
George Brodin, owner of Leadfoot Linda’s, said that a fuel pump was being serviced in a vehicle on a lift when the fire started and that no Leadfoot Linda’s employees were injured when the fire started.
Responding agencies included Vail Fire and Emergency services, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Eagle County Ambulance District.
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