LATEST: Fire breaks out at auto body shop in Columbus; Warm Springs Road reopen

UPDATE: News 3 has learned that no injuries were reported in the fire, but estimated damge is approximately $250,000.


COLUMBUS, Ga. – Investigators back out this Wednesday morning trying to figure out what could have caused the Tuesday night  auto body shop fire.

Fire and EMS Chief Ricky Shores won’t say if they think this was an accidental or intentional fire.

He does say at least 17 vehicles have some degree of damage.

Crews were on the scene battling a fire that broke out just after 8:30 Tuesday night at Frank’s Collision Center on Warm Springs Road.

Officials had to shut down Warm Springs Road as they worked to contain the blaze.

Columbus Police say this busy section of the road was open in time for Wednesday morning’s commute.

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While on scene, Georgia Power shut off power to the building and surrounding locations.

Chief Shores does stress when the investigation is wrapped up he expects the total cost of this fire to be extensive.

News 3 will continue to bring you the latest details on this developing story as they become available.

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