Firefighters were called out to a huge blaze at Mission Auto Body & Towing on Wren Street early Tuesday morning.
A 911 call came in at approximately 3 a.m. and firefighters were immediately dispatched.
In all six fire trucks and 30 firefighters were on scene.
“We arrived to heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof and the front windows of the complex,” said Mission Fire Chief Larry Watkinson.
“It was a rapidly developing fire so we took a defensive stance on the fire because it was too heavily involved to make any interior operations,” he added.
Flames were as high as 50 feet in the air as crews worked for several hours to contain the blaze.
“We knew that we had to control the fire because of the exposure to the adjacent buildings.”
While firefighters managed to stop the blaze from spreading to other businesses, the structure itself was “pretty well gutted.”
Crews are still on scene and will be investigating the blaze all day.
“I have a team of six people running the investigation.”
There were no injuries to report and Watkinson said it is too early to speculate on what may have caused the blaze.