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Auto Body Shop Goes Up in Flames Along Route 73

South Jersey Auto Body Shop Goes Up in Flames

Witnesses say they heard an explosion as an autobody shop in south Jersey went up in flames Monday morning. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 12, 2016)

Fire broke out Monday at a South Jersey auto body shop sending flames into the morning sky and causing traffic troubles along a busy route.

The blaze at Michael’s Auto Body shop along Route 73 in Cinnaminson caused two lanes of northbound Route 73 to be closed as firefighters tried to douse the flames around 6 a.m.

"There was a massive explosion," said witness Bob Marshall. "It was a ball, like a bomb went off inside -- probably one of the cars." NJ Auto Body Shop Fire Sends Plume of Smoke Into AirNJ Auto Body Shop Fire Sends Plume of Smoke Into Air

The Monday morning blaze at Michael's Auto Body Shop along Route 73 in Cinnaminson, New Jersey caused traffic troubles and lots of smoke.
(Published Monday, Sept. 12, 2016)

No one was hurt in the two-alarm blaze, said Burlington County dispatchers

Crews battled the flames as heavy smoke rose into the air. Witnesses said they could see the smoke on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. 

The fire scene was on the roadway leading up to the Tacony-Palmyra and Betsy Ross bridges, causing traffic issues through the morning rush. Auto Body Shop Goes Up in FlamesAuto Body Shop Goes Up in Flames

Michael's Auto Shop in Cinnaminson was engulfed in flames Monday morning leading to traffic troubles along nearby Route 73.
(Published Monday, Sept. 12, 2016)

Firefighters had the blaze under control and out by 7:45 a.m., said dispatchers.

Investigators blocked off the parking lot leading to the body shop as they searched for a cause midday Monday.