Worker injured after flames, smoke engulf north Charlotte auto glass shop

CHARLOTTE — A fire with heavy smoke billowed from an auto glass shop in north Charlotte on Tuesday afternoon.

Channel 9 headed to the scene at All Safe Auto Glass on North Tryon Street at 23rd Street around 3 p.m.

Firefighters were spraying water onto the building as heavy flames shot through the roof.

Paramedics said one person was treated for life-threatening injuries and taken to the hospital. Firefighters said the person who hurt was a worker.

Charlotte Fire blocked North Tryon Street for more than two hours during the firefighting efforts and the investigation.

It’s not clear how many vehicles at the shop were damaged.

Firefighters struck a second alarm while fighting the blaze.

Someone working on a car accidentally started the fire, officials said. The cost of damages was about $100,000.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Jonathan Lowe

Jonathan Lowe, wsoctv.com

Jonathan is a reporter for WSOC-TV.