Auto shop bursts into flames following explosion - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Auto shop bursts into flames following explosion

Source: Jennifer Dale Source: Jennifer Dale
Source: Jennifer Dale Source: Jennifer Dale
Source: Jennifer Dale Source: Jennifer Dale
Source: Brandon Wallis Source: Brandon Wallis

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News Leader is following details of an explosion at an auto shop.

The blast occurred during lunch hours Thursday at the Ed's Muffler Center located on Hamilton Road in Columbus.

Columbus Fire Dispatch says it received a call around 12:45 p.m.

Witnesses on the scene tell us some nearby vehicles were also fully engulfed in flames.

Atmos Energy is on the scene.

We are told the fire began when workers were welding a car inside the shop. The exact details of the explosion are not known at this time.

News Leader 9 is working to gather the details. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

Copyright 2011 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly