Georgia Avenue shut down due to car repair shop fire

Debora Carley

The fire was reported in the area of Georgia Avenue, police say. SILVER SPRING, Md. — Montgomery County crews shut down Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring due to a car repair shop fire Wednesday morning, Montgomery County Fire and EMS officials said. The fire was reported at a Meineke Discount […]

The fire was reported in the area of Georgia Avenue, police say.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Montgomery County crews shut down Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring due to a car repair shop fire Wednesday morning, Montgomery County Fire and EMS officials said.

The fire was reported at a Meineke Discount Muffler, which houses a car repair shop, at 8220 Georgia Avenue near Silver Spring Avenue.

Southbound Georgia Avenue was shut down between Silver Spring Avenue and Bonifant Street and Thayer Avenue.

As of 6:45 a.m., crews reopened the area of Georgia Avenue.

The fire was showing through the roof of the building. Officials said firefighters were able to knock the fire.

Several fire units were called to the scene to assess the damage and knock out the flames.

Firefighters were at the scene checking for any additional extensions or hot spots.

No injuries were reported, police said.

At this time, the cause of the fire remains unknown.

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