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Fire hits auto shop on EDSA-Connecticut in Greenhills

Fire broke out on Monday morning at an auto shop on EDSA near Connecticut Street in Greenhills, according to a report on GMA News TV's News To Go.

CCTV from a camera of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority showed the fire was still ongoing as of past 11 a.m. Thick black smoke could be seen from the area.

Kapuso host Lyn Ching posted on Twitter that the Autoplus shop was on fire.



YouScoopers also shared photos and videos of the fire.




The fire reached the second alarm before it was put out at 12:38 p.m.



According to the owner of the auto shop who refused to give his name, his staff told him that someone was doing welding inside the shop before fire broke out.

Part of the auto shop is still under construction.

The fire gutted five vehicles which were in front of the auto shop at that time.

Senator JV Ejercito said two of his vehicles got burned.

The shop's roof caved in and steel bars were bent.

No one was hurt in the fire since all staff were able to leave the building, the owner said.

The fire caused heavy traffic on the southbound lane of EDSA near White Plains.

The Bureau of Fire Protection said the thick black smoke was due to the used crude oil stored in the auto shop.

This also caused the fire to spread.

Oil spilled on the floor of the auto shop causing some firemen to slip.

Authorities from the Mandaluyong BFP are still investigating the cause of the fire and determining the cost of damage.

Investigators are also checking if the auto shop had the necessary permits. —With a report from Jonathan Andal/KG, GMA News

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