Iowa man hospitalized after small auto shop fire

Published On: Jan 21 2013 04:50:28 PM CST
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -

Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after a small fire at an auto repair shop in Sioux City.

The Sioux City Journal reports the man was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a small fire broke out at Gearhead Garage.

Firefighters say the blaze started inside the engine compartment of a parked car inside the building. Damage was limited to the car.

A manager at the shop says the man is an employee and his injuries are not serious.

Authorities are trying to determine the cause of the fire.