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Fire at auto body shop leaves owner in critical condition

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 14:10:59-04

SPRINGFIELD TWP., Ohio – A fire at an auto body shop sent the owner to the hospital in critical condition and left the building a total loss Thursday morning, according to the township fire chief.

The man suffered serious burns before his wife pulled him from the fire at K&K&Son Auto Body, 2264 Wilson Ave., Chief Robert Leininger said.

The owner was working on a car when something caused it to catch fire, Leininger said. The flames then spread to other cars and the building. 

Damage was estimated at $100,000.

A firefighter was treated at the scene after rolling his ankle.

WCPO will update this story when more information becomes available.