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Fire at Montville auto body shop ruled accidental

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Route 32 in Montville is closed as crews battle a structure fire. (iwitness) Route 32 in Montville is closed as crews battle a structure fire. (iwitness)
MONTVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

The fire that destroyed Heiner’s Auto Body Shop in Montville on Wednesday night has been ruled accidental.

The fire broke out at the facility, located on Route 32, at about 7:30 p.m.

Fire Marshal Ray Occhialini said the shop owner was removing gas from a truck when a spark from a droplight ignited the fuel.

The owner suffered burns on his face, and he was treated at William Backus Hospital and released.

Route 32 was shut down for a few hours on Wednesday as crews battled the fire.

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