Firefighters battle a four-alarm inferno at a Long Island City auto body shop

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The FDNY is investigating the cause of a four-alarm blaze at a Long Island City auto body shop on Saturday night that sent flames and heavy smoke into the air.

According to the Fire Department, the inferno ignited just before 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 inside of Champion Auto Service, located at the corner of Borden Avenue and 25th Street.

Hundreds of firefighters from across the area responded to the fire, which rapidly intensified into a four-alarm incident. No injuries were reported by the Fire Department.

WABC-TV reported that traffic in the area was diverted, and that area residents were advised to keep their windows closed.

It took firefighters a little more than four hours to bring the blaze under control at about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. The FDNY marshals are handling the investigation.

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