Villa Automotive in SLO catches fire

January 19, 2015

B7q-G7mCEAE3mVhLongtime San Luis Obispo-based auto care shop Villa Automotive caught on fire Sunday afternoon, but suffered limited damage. [KEYT]

The fire broke out in Villa Automotive’s attic around 3:15 p.m. With assistance from an automatic sprinkler system, San Luis Obispo firefighters extinguished the blaze within 15 minutes of arriving on the scene.

Fire officials say the blaze occurred as a result of a Villa employee sweating a copper pipe. Slag fell into the wall and pushed the fire into the attic.

Damage resulting from the fire is estimated to be approximately $2,000. Neither occupants of the shop, nor firefighters suffered any injuries.


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2 Comments

  1. Stunned says:

    “Damage resulting from the fire is estimated to be approximately $2,000”. That might be a light estimate considering the sprinklers were activated.

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  2. jonhartz says:

    Don’t sweat the small stuff…

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