MFD: Massive fire at Memphis tire shop intentionally set

Crews battling fire at tire shop

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Investigators say an overnight fire at a tire shop on Lamar Avenue was intentionally set.

Crews were called to the “24-hour tire shop” near Democrat Road on Wednesday morning around 2 a.m.

Lamar Avenue was shut down in all directions as crews battled the fire.

Lt. Wayne Cooke with the Memphis Fire Department said two firefighters suffered minor injuries. One hurt his wrist and the other had heat exhaustion. Both were treated on the scene.

Two vacant buildings next to the tire shop were also damaged.

Investigators say someone started the fire in a vehicle in the back of the building and it spread to the rest of the building.

More than $100,000 in damage was caused.

If you can have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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