Fire at Santa Maria auto shop burns mechanic shop, vehicles

Posted at 10:22 AM, Jul 26, 2018

Firefighters are investigating a fire that broke out at an auto shop in Santa Maria Thursday morning.Santa Maria Fire responded to the fire at a mechanic shop at Reyes Auto Body on the 2000 block of A Street at around 7 a.m.Investigators say the building held tools and also a space for living, including a bed. The building along with some vehicles burned. A Street remained closed as of 10 a.m. between Rosa Road and Carmen Lane while firefighters remained on scene. Officials tells KSBY two people were cited for driving through the road closure.Firefighters are investigating how the fire at Reyes Auto Body started. (KSBY photo)