Explosion destroys car repair shop

Photo Courtesy of North Lenoir Fire Department

A car repair shop in La Grange was destroyed by a fire on Saturday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m., North Lenoir Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported explosion on Bayberry Road in La Grange.

According to firefighters, the auto shop building was engulfed in flames. La Grange Volunteer Fire Department and Lenoir County Emergency Services were called in to help .

Crews worked to extinguish the blaze for a few hours.

The building and four vehicles are a total loss.

No one was injured in the fire.

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