ORIGINAL 8:17 PM REPORT: A big response is en route to 17th and Delridge, about a block north of Roxbury, for a “fire in building” call. Police are being summoned to help with traffic control. More as soon as we get there.
8:21 PM UPDATE: SFD has revised the location to 16th and Cambridge (here’s a map). Our crew has just arrived and we’ll have a photo shortly (added above).
8:24 PM UPDATE: The building is a single-story auto shop, according to scanner traffic. Crews have water on the fire and are also ventilating the building from the roof.
Our crew on the scene confirms all of the above. No word yet if anyone was there or has been hurt.
8:38 PM UPDATE: Firefighters have declared the fire “tapped.” Our crew at the scene says there’s no indication of injuries.
9:04 PM UPDATE: 16th SW is reopening and some of the fire units have been dismissed. In comments here and on the WSB Facebook page, Gary, who manages and lives in a building across the street, says first responders did “an awesome job protecting the two apartment buildings on either side of the structure on fire.”
9:37 PM UPDATE: No word on the cause yet. Firefighters were still working on hot spots. A fire-damaged car was clearly visible inside the body-shop building (photo above, one of several we are adding now that our crew is back).
MONDAY MORNING NOTE: Investigators determined over the weekend that an electrical problem started the fire – they say “a short in a 220-volt socket ignited”; damage is estimated at $30,000.
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