A Feb. 21 fire at an auto body shop in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, in Pennsylvania was ruled accidental. It is believed that the furnace, which used fuel oil, was the cause of the fire.
Over 55 firefighters responded to the scene at Starting Line Auto Body on West Trindle Road and tankers were brought in because there wasn’t a close enough water supply to fight the flames.
Freezing temperatures didn’t play a factor on fighting the blaze, and a heated tent was set up for firefighters standing by.
It took about 40 minutes to get the fire under control, and New Kingstown Fire Chief Curt Hall said hard working volunteer firefighters made that possible.
“Volunteer firefighters are hard workers. There’s not too many people that want to stand in the tent when there’s work to be done, so we had a good crew of personnel working today. The fire was under control quickly, and no injuries at this time.”
No one was in the auto body shop at the time the fire broke out around 7:30 a.m.