Late Night Fire Damages Belmont Auto Repair Shop

The fire at European Asian Auto Services was contained to the storage area; no one was injured.


A late night fire at a Belmont auto repair shop caused approximately $100,000 in damage but did not spread to adjoining businesses due to quick action by firefighters.

According to a spokesperson, on Wednesday at approximately 11:55 p.m., units responded to a report of a fire at European Asian Auto Services located at 150 Old County Road.

When firefighters arrived, they found a covered storage area at the south side of the business fully engulfed in flames.  Fire units from San Mateo, Foster City and San Carlos fire departments responded to assist and police say the fire was extinguished in approximately 30 minutes.

Police say there were no injuries and the fire was contained to the storage area.  Two vehicles parked in the storage area were destroyed, however firefighters were able to limit the damage to the business itself to minor smoke and heat damage.  Two other vehicles, a van parked at a neighboring business on the south side of the storage area and a van parked on the street in front of the business were damaged by heat from the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


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