Philipsburg

Fire destroys Philipsburg auto shop

A fire blazed on Monday at Scaife’s Affordable Tire and Auto Repair in Philipsburg.
A fire blazed on Monday at Scaife’s Affordable Tire and Auto Repair in Philipsburg. Photo provided

Flames at Scaife’s Affordable Tire and Auto Repair in Philipsburg kept local fire companies preoccupied for almost five hours on Monday.

At about 11:40 a.m. Chester Hill Hose Company — joined by Hope, Reliance, Columbia, Houtzdale, Mountain Top and Morris Township fire companies — was called to the scene.

William Hummel, Chester Hill’s fire chief, said something sparked while the shop’s staff was working on a customer’s vehicle. The resulting fire spread quickly.

“It pretty much got the whole building,” Hummel said.

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