advertisement

Fire at Maddox Motors extinguished quickly

Monday, June 16, 2008 | 10:23 p.m. CDT; updated 1:12 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — A fire at a Columbia vehicle repair shop early Monday morning shut down parts of the Business Loop as firefighters worked to put out the blaze.

Jeff Maddox, the owner of Maddox Motors, called the Columbia Fire Department at 8:22 a.m. after a customer noticed smoke billowing from the rear and roof of the building, according to a fire department news release. The same customer had notified Maddox before the call was made to the fire department, the release said.

Firefighters arrived on the scene, 405 Business Loop E., about five minutes later and forced open a garage door behind the building to find the fire along the east wall of the shop. Crews were able to put out the flames in a couple of minutes but not before $5,000 of estimated damage was done to the building and its contents. As of Monday night, the cause of the fire is undetermined and being investigated.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements