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Fire in Whitehall auto center appears to be arson

Published On: Mar 03 2014 05:29:02 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 03 2014 06:05:23 PM EST

Officials say a fire at an auto body shop in Lehigh County may have been set to cover up a burglary.


The Sunday night fire in a Whitehall auto shop appears to have been set deliberately to cover up a burglary, according to the township's fire chief.

The fire was reported at 10:45 p.m. Sunday in A-Team Auto Center, MacArthur and Mickley roads.

Firefighters reported part of the building was burning when they arrived Sunday night. They were able to get the fire under control quickly, and no one was injured. They remained on the scene until about 2:45 a.m.


On Monday afternoon, Fire Chief Bob Benner reported police and fire investigators still are on the scene, looking into the arson, but have no suspects yet.