- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

RUMNEY, N.H. (AP) - An auto body shop that operated in Rumney for more than 60 years has been gutted by an early evening blaze that sparked several explosions inside the business.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/24YRUZ0 ) the two-alarm fire was reported at Moses Auto, formerly Kelly’s Auto Body, on state Route 25 around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters arrived on-scene to find thick smoke billowing out of the building, which Fire Chief Dave Coursey said contained a lot of flammable materials inside.

No injuries were reported. An excavator was called in to tear down what was left of the structure.

Former owner Richard Kelly says he sold the business in February and the new owners were in the process of remodeling the building.

The state fire marshal’s office will investigate what caused the blaze on Wednesday.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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