MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Several people were injured Monday during a fire at a local auto business.
Firefighters responded to A to Z Auto in the 1800 block of Getwell Road around 6:20 p.m.
Firefighters reported heavy visible smoke coming from the business, according to MFD.
The fire was under control by 6:40 p.m.
Two men were taken to Regional One in critical condition with 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns.
According to MFD, a third man sustained 2nd-degree burns to his hands and forehead.
He was treated and released on the scene.
No firefighters were injured in the blaze, according to MFD.
The business did not have a sprinkler system.
The building sustained smoke, fire and water damage.
Total damage is estimated at $200,000, MFD said.
The fire was accidental; an employee was working with a grinding tool when sparks ignited flammable liquids.
The incident caused an explosion in the shop, MFD said.
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