West Side towing business up and running hours after fire - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

West Side towing business up and running hours after fire

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Red's Auto Repair and Towing opened Tuesday just hours after a fire gutted two of the business's garages and destroyed one tow truck.

Firefighters tell CBS 3 burning fuel made the flames hard to put out Monday night.

They're still investigating what started the fire.

A spokesperson for Red's Towing says despite the damage, their towing business is good to go.

"Red's towing is still up and running...even though we had a devastating fire here it only affected inspections and automotive repair. We'll be reopening those at a later time once we have the opportunity to move those departments into the unaffected larger building," said Tim Leary, maintenance supervisor at Red's Towing.

No one was injured, but the company's cat died from smoke inhalation.

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