INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –The Indianapolis Fire Department responded to a fire at an auto body shop on the near east side of Indianapolis Sunday morning, forcing traffic to be shut down in the area.
The fire was reported at Trinity Body Shop in the 2400 block of East Washington Street at about 5:15 a.m.
For hours , firefighters worked to get the flames under control. Traffic was shut down on Washington Street as crews battled the fire.
Crews on the scene said nobody was inside the business and no injuries were reported. Smoke and intense flames could be seen coming from the business as ladder crews sprayed water on top of the building.
The fire department says water runoff from the scene flooded the intersection of Keystone and Washington. Thousands of gallons of water were poured onto the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Intense flames shooting from the Trinity Auto Body shop on Indy’s near east side. Officials say they are allowing it to burn through the roof in order to attack it from their ladders. pic.twitter.com/GPDbsCu9tY
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