Traffic lanes reopen after auto shop fire in Mukilteo

No people were inside the building, which houses a living space where the blaze originated.

MUKILTEO — An early morning fire at an auto shop off Mukilteo Speedway caused traffic troubles for commuters on Thursday.

All westbound lanes heading toward Mukilteo were closed for about two hours.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire.

The auto shop is located near the intersection with Beverly Park Road. The property houses a workshop, an office and living quarters, said Leslie Hynes, a spokeswoman with South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue.

The fire started in the living quarters around 5 a.m. Firefighters contained the flames to that room, Hynes said.

Crews parked the fire engines on Mukilteo Speedway, as there were no lots nearby to pull into. The lanes have re-opened.

Investigators estimated the damage around $50,000, Hynes said. They still are looking into the cause of the fire.

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