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Joppa auto business cited for violations after fire injures employee, damages vehicles Monday

Joppa auto business cited for violations after fire injures employee, damages vehicles Monday

Firefighters were able to avoid a potentially dangerous situation Monday afternoon when they controlled a fire at a Joppa automotive business where tanks of gas used for welding were present that could have ignited and exploded, fire officials said. Though three vehicles parked at the site were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, they did prevent what may of been serious injuries and much more property damage, those at the scene said. The business where the fire occurred was later ordered to shut down, after being cited for multiple fire violations and operating without proper licensing, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office reported. As of Tuesday afternoon, however,...

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