At Least 60 Vehicles Affected in Houston Shop Fire
Dec. 21, 2022—More than 60 vehicles were inside a Houston auto body and mechanical shop that caught fire Tuesday morning.
According to KHOU 11, Uptown Automotive caught fire at approximately 4 a.m. CST. As the shop was closed, nobody was inside and there were no injuries. The arson unit was called in to investigate but no cause was stated at the time of this reporting. The shop's Facebook page posted an update later Tuesday morning.
"Not the news we wanted to wake up to this morning," the post read. "Our building endured a fire overnight. We will be closed today to assess damages. Thankfully, no one was hurt. We are all a bit shaken up and welcome your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
According to the shop website, Upton Automotive has been in operation for more than 10 years. The shop is a 25,000-square-feet facility that holds both I-CAR and ASE certifications. In addition to collision repair the shop performs a wide variety of mechanical services.