- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Police say the owner of a western New York auto repair shop has been killed in an explosion at the shop.

The Buffalo News (https://bit.ly/1dAlCe4 ) identifies the victim as 56-year-old Stephen Pawlowski of the town of Tonawanda.

The explosion happened Friday at Steve’s Auto Service in Buffalo.

A co-worker tells the newspaper that he and the owner were working on a car’s fuel pump when the worker left to answer the phone. He then heard the owner yell “Fire!”

He says the garage burst into flames.

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Information from: The Buffalo News, https://www.buffalonews.com

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