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Indiana AutoZone store heavily damaged by early Monday morning fire

Damage is estimated to be $2 million, including $1.5 million in inventory, as flames ignite motor oil and brake fluids

White Township, Ind.—An AutoZone store in White Township, Ind., suffered severe damage in an early Monday morning fire that created plumes of white smoke and powerful heat.

Assistant Chief Ron Moreau of the Indiana Fire Department said the store will require months of restoration before it is again operational, according to reports. Damage to the building, located on Oakland Ave., and it’s merchandise is estimated at $2 million. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire ignited hundreds of gallons of motor oil and brake fluids, Moreau told the Indiana Gazette. The resulting smoke and generated heat hot enough to crack the concrete block walls in several places.

The AutoZone opened in late 2018, and is the newest of three major auto supply chain stores on a short stretch of Oakland Avenue, according to the report.

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