An insurance look: Fire damages auto body shop in Saratoga County, NY

| March 27, 2019

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It might seem like insurance agencies go on and on about the importance of having the right auto shop insurance and having enough coverage. And it’s true – we do. But for good reason. Auto repair shops are not without their risks, and all it takes is one disaster to turn the world upside-down for an unsuspecting business. One auto body shop in Saratoga County, NY, experienced such a disaster when a fire struck in mid-March. What happened? During the night of March 10th, a fire broke out at Neet’s Auto Shop. Fire crews responded to the intense fire, and there was an immediate challenge to the fire-fighting effort when it became clear that there was no easily accessible water. It took a while for firefighters to get the water they needed to fight the blaze. The fire was under control by 5:30 a.m. As far as a cause for the fire, that’s being investigated. According to news reports, the building was severely damaged and the fire spread through the office area, garage, and storage units. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

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