Auto shop in Seekonk destroyed after going up in flames

By: Alana Cerrone 

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SEEKONK, R.I. (WLNE) – Rego’s Auto Service on Taunton Ave lost everything in a fire Monday night, including important paperwork and several customer vehicles.

Manager Brian Rego says the shop is more than just their work – it’s their life.

He has worked there since he was 18. His dad is the owner. They left the shop around 7 Monday night, then later on Rego says he got a phone call from someone saying his shop was on fire.

He showed up to find his business up in flames. Everything inside is a total loss, including three customer vehicles that they were working on, plus the keys to all of the vehicles in their lot.

Rego says they do a lot of favors for people in the community, and since their paperwork is gone, they’re hoping that customers will be honest about what they owe.

Other businesses have already reached out offering them space to work out of in the meantime.

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