A fire destroyed a Canton auto shop early Monday morning. Firefighters were called to the fire at Auto Specialties in the 2100 block of Cleveland Avenue around 6 a.m.
Battalion Chief Tom Garra with the Canton Fire Department says the fire started in the basement, which was fully engulfed in flames.
Several nearby homes were evacuated as a safety precaution. No injuries have been reported.
A number of used cars for sale surrounded the structure at Auto Specialties. Fire officials have not evaluated the amount of damage to the cars outside the building.
Garra says the building is considered a total loss.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Auto Specialties sells used cars and offers repair and towing services, according to their website.