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Flames damage an auto repair shop on 17th and J Street in Downtown Sacramento.

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Firefighters are in recovery mode after flames burn through a structure in Downtown Sacramento. It’s reported the fire started just after 6a.m. in the attic of an auto repair shop on 17th and J Streets.

As of 7a.m., the area on J Street between 16th and 17th streets is reported to be shut down as crews continue to investigate the fire and salvage contents from the shop.

The area is expected to reopen shortly, and the use of alternate routes is advised.

While checking for hotspots in the adjacent building, firefighters found small flames on the roof and quickly put them out.

It’s reported the flames caused moderate to heavy damage inside the auto repair shop, and it’s unclear at the moment if it will have to be demolished or rebuilt.

Firefighters are working to determine the cause of the fire.

No word on any injuries.

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