Friday fireplace destroys vehicle repair service organization on Kilgore Avenue

MUNCIE, Ind. — A Friday early morning fire wrecked an car restore small business on Muncie’s west facet.

Firefighters were being called to a blaze at Automotive West Inc., 3816 W. Kilgore Ave., just west of the Youth Opportunity Middle. soon ahead of 11 a.m. Friday.

Brian Manship, acting battalion chief of the Muncie Fireplace Department, explained the initiatives of Muncie firefighters to deliver the blaze beneath management were hampered by 4 non-functioning fire hydrants in the spot.

1 of the hydrants, in close proximity to the YOC, was inevitably activated.

The crisis prompted calls for support from the Yorktown, Cowan, Hamilton Township, Liberty Township, Gaston, Albany, Eaton and Daleville fireplace departments, with some tankers bringing water to the scene, according to 911 dispatch officials.

“It was almost a countywide operation,” Manship reported.

Authorities remained uncertain what started off the blaze. Manship reported automobiles inside of the small business had been consumed by the fireplace, and at minimum a few cars parked outside the house were being harmed.