One killed in explosion in NY auto repair shop

Created: 03/07/2014 8:23 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Police say the owner of a western New York auto repair shop has been killed in an explosion at the shop.

The Buffalo News identifies the victim as 56-year-old Stephen Pawlowski of the town of Tonawanda.

The explosion happened Friday at Steve's Auto Service in Buffalo.

A co-worker tells the newspaper that he and the owner were working on a car's fuel pump when the worker left to answer the phone. He then heard the owner yell "Fire!"

He says the garage burst into flames.

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