According to the Durham Fire Department, the fire broke out at Steve's Auto Repairs, located at 1200 E. Main St. near Alston Avenue, around 8:30 a.m. Firefighters saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof when they arrived.
Officials said 41 firefighters worked to control the fire in 20 minutes. The shop was unoccupied at the time, so no one was injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.