Auto repair shop fire snarls Philips Highway traffic

Jacksonville Fire Rescue: No injuries reported


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A fire at an auto repair shop in Jacksonville's Baymeadows area caused some traffic problems Tuesday evening.

The fire was reported about 5:45 p.m. on Philips Highway near Sunbeam Road.

According to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, a car fire started inside the building.

Crews were able to get the blaze under control in 12 minutes, JFRD said. 

Fire Rescue said there was minimal damage to the building, mostly caused by smoke. 

No injuries were reported.

It's unknown what caused the car to catch fire, according to JFRD. 

All northbound traffic on Phillips Highway was blocked for a short period of time because of the firetrucks at the scene.