Everyone escaped injury when an explosion and fire hit a Mason City auto repair business.
The staff at Charlie’s Auto Repair realized they were in danger when LP gas started to leak from a Schwann’s delivery truck, with an explosion happening at about 2:45 Monday afternoon.
All the employees escaped safely. The building was still standing Monday night but it has been declared a total loss. The fire is still being investigated.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City.