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Wallingford firefighters quickly quell fire in autoshop garage

Wallingford firefighters quickly quell fire in autoshop garage



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WALLINGFORD — Firefighters made quick work extinguishing a blaze in one of the garage bays of Cobra Automotive Thursday.

There were no reported injuries.

Fire crews received a call reporting a fire in the shop, located at 37 Warehouse Point Road, at 5:11 p.m., said Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Czentnar.

Employees had attempted to extinguish the fire but were unsuccessful. Firefighters, who arrived within four minutes, were able to quickly knock down the fire — needing just one water hose, Czentnar said.

“We were able to knock it down and minimize any damage to the building,” he said. “So quick notification and a quick response I think resulted in saving the building and all the contents in it.”

The fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire. It appears to have started in an area located in the back of the shop, Czentnar said.

According to Cobra Automotive, Inc.'s website, the shop specializes in the restoration of vintage Ford race cars, including early Mustangs, Shelbys, R-models and Cobras. Cobra's ownership could not be reached for comment.

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