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Erick's Auto Tech on Stark Street has been declared a 'near' total loss, firefighters say.

COURTESY PPB - Firefighters responded to a commercial fire at an auto shop located at 8633 SE Stark St.An auto shop in the Montavilla neighborhood was almost completely destroyed by flames, firefighters say.

Portland Fire & Rescue was on the scene of Erick's Auto Tech, 8633 S.E. Stark St, at 12:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The commercial fire inside a 40-foot-by-80-foot metal clad building was declared a two-alarm blaze, but the "heavy fire" was quickly attacked by crews and the second alarm was later rescinded. An investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire.

Firefighters said no one was inside the building at the time of the fire, and the man living in the attached residence made it out safely. No injuries were reported. A pet cat has not yet been found but is believed to be unharmed.

COURTESY PORTLAND FIRE AND RESCUE - Erick's Auto Tech was heavily damaged by fire on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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