Fire destroys business

On Wednesday, June 21, EZ Auto Repair faced a crisis. A reported fuel spill had ignited from a car the employees were working on. All three employees working at the time got out safely, but with a partial roof collapse and two totaled vehicles, the business is in need of repairs. Located at 321 Elm St., EZ Auto Repair opened its doors for business in April with owner Eric Zeimet at the helm. Zeimet was able to rescue his toolkit from the fire and is available to offer auto repairs out of his home while repairs to the shop are underway. He expects repairs to take about 6 months.
Fire Chief Jim Larsen arrived on the scene at 11:14 a.m., having been dispatched three minutes prior. As a paid on-call fire department, they needed to enlist mutual aid from Apple Valley, Eagan, Hastings, Northfield, Rosemount and Prior Lake. The fire did not spread to the adjoining home or recreational vehicle within 50 feet and there were no injuries.

Photo submitted by Farmington Fire Dept.
Photo submitted by Michael Bischel