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Fire destroys snowmobiles at Joliet auto shop

JOLIET - Fire destroyed four snowmobiles being prepared for summer storage Tuesday.

Joliet Fire Capt. Matt Baxter said the machines were inside a shipping container behind Rendel's West Auto Body Shop, 119 Republic Avenue, when the blaze began at 12:43 p.m.

"They were 'summerizing' the snowmobiles and it looks like, while they were transferring fluids, something sparked and got the whole thing going," Baxter said.

The fire was contained to the container which was heavily damaged. No one was injured.

Firefighters were at the scene until 1:30 p.m.

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