UPDATE: Bystander helps fight blaze at Urangan mechanics
UPDATE 7.55am: Fire crews had a blaze that broke out at a Urangan mechanics on Monday night under control by 7.30pm.
Crews will return to the scene of the fire on Elizabeth St at 8am this morning as they work to determine the cause of the blaze, which a bystander has helped extinguish.
EARLIER: A bystander has helped extinguish a blaze which broke out at a Urangan mechanics on Monday night.
Fire crews were called to the Elizabeth St blaze about 7pm.
The fire broke out in pallets between the building and a toilet block.
A business owner used a hose to fight the inferno until fire crews arrived.
Torquay Fire Station firefighter Neil Probert said significant damage was done to the toilet block.
He said if the fire had not been contained, it had the potential to be quite dangerous due to the fuel and cars in the mechanics.
Fire investigators and police are working to determine the cause of the blaze.