COVINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) An electrical fire destroyed an auto shop in downtown Covington early Friday morning.
Firefighters were called to Robby's Garage on Monroe Avenue around 2:30. The flames tore through the building and also set several cars on fire. Some of those cars exploded. Six cars in total were damaged.
A firefighter was taken to the hospital for bruising from falling debris, but he has since been released.
The fire was under control within a half hour.
Damages are estimated at $100,000.
Traffic was detoured around the area for a time, but is now cleared.