Fort Pierce auto repair shop fire accidental

Posted at 5:31 PM, Nov 09, 2016

Investigators have determined that a fire that heavily damaged an auto repair shop in St. Lucie County was accidental.

The fire began Tuesday afternoon at J and A Auto Repair in the 3300 block of South U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce.

Smoke and flames spread through the building and caused an estimated $200,000 damage.

The fire began in a power strip in a back office, according to the St. Lucie County Fire District.

The fire district said there were no injuries.