A fire inside Star Auto, located at 215 S.W. Sunset Boulevard near the intersection with Rainier Avenue S. in under investigation after a car inside the shop caught fire late Friday afternoon.
Renton Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to the repair shop just after 4:20 p.m. The call was upgraded to a 2nd alarm while units were in route because of a visible thermal column, according to officials.
The first units arrived within four minutes and 43 seconds of the fist call to find a single car “inside an auto repair facility that was well involved.” Firefighters extinguished the blaze within three minutes and 21 seconds of arrival of the first engine.
All employees and customers had left the building by the time firefighters arrived and the fire was quickly extinguished.
Renton Police units assisted with traffic control and a fire investigator is currently at the scene.
Patch will post more details as they become available.