Fire at Blacksburg business damages equipment

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ)- Crews responded to a fire at Auto Master Tire in Blacksburg around 5:45 Tuesday evening.

Officials say an air compressor on the side of the building ignited nearby tires. Flames quickly spread to the wall, roof, and storage facility at the shop.

One employee at the scene was taken to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation.

Several car lifts were destroyed but most of the damage to the facility was smoke related.

Route 460 Business was closed to allow fire crews to use the hydrant across the roadway.

Karen Moore/Provided