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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A fire overcame a car repair garage in Gaston County Tuesday afternoon.

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Flames broke out at C&M Automotive Group off of East Club Drive. Smoke billowed out of the building and could be seen for miles.

A mechanic was in the process of removing a gas tank when the fire started. He suffered second-degree burns on his forearm. No one else was hurt.

The building is a total loss, along with three cars.

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