Firefighters battling hot spots at Minneola auto repair shop as LIRR service is restored

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Firefighters are still working to extinguish hot spots at a Long Island auto repair shop located near LIRR tracks early Friday.

Nassau County’s arson/bomb squad responded to K’s Auto Repair on Willis Avenue around 11:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they found the building completely engulfed in flames. The edifice, which was unoccupied, collapsed due to the blaze.

Officials say six fire departments with over 200 firefighters to battle the fire.

No injuries were reported.

As fire crews worked to put out the flames, service was shut down in both directions of the LIRR in Mineola, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay.

There was no damage to tracks and service was restored before the morning rush.

The investigation is ongoing.

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