UPDATE: Authorities determine cause of fire at auto shop

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BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, (WILX) - Investigators in Blackman Township are saying that a fire at a car lot was started by an employee.

Six fire departments responded to put out the flames at Wise Choice Auto Sales on Feb. 21 around 6 p.m., four of them with tanker trucks.

They say upon arrival that they found the building consumed with "heavy fire conditions."

However, the efforts were hampered by live wires that were down on the ground.

The Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Director, Michael L. Jester, says the fire was caused by a worker who was burning something too close to the rear of the building.

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