KENDUSKEAG, Maine — A local auto repair shop was heavily damaged by fire on Monday morning, officials said.

Crews from seven towns were called to Day’s Auto on Route 15 around 3:30 a.m. after a few people walking along the road saw smoke and called 911, according to Kenduskeag Fire Lt. Dakota Bartlett.

The one-story building does not have a house attached to it, according to Bartlett. Smoke was billowing from the eaves of the building when firefighters arrived.

Bartlett said although it was challenging to gain access to the building due to locked garage doors, firefighters managed to get the blaze under control within a half-hour.

One car was inside the garage at the time of the fire, and firefighters managed to salvage a lot of tools and equipment, Bartlett said. Damage to the building was extensive.

Route 15 was closed while crews battled the blaze but reopened around 7:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from Kenduskeag, Corinth, Hudson, Glenburn, Levant, Hermon and Bradford were summoned to the scene. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.

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