The skies over downtown Pittsburg became choked with smoke and fire on Nov. 6 after a fire broke out at a repair and tool shop near Third and Locust streets.

The skies over downtown Pittsburg became choked with smoke and fire on Nov. 6 after a fire broke out at a repair and tool shop near Third and Locust streets.

Shortly before 4 p.m. that day, fire crews received a call about a fire at a repair and tool shop for construction vehicles owned by Randy Vilela. The fire ultimately claimed the entire top floor of the two-story brick building, and the eastern wall of the second floor collapsed.

Vilela said that he believed the fire was caused by crews were using a torch to cut through a pipe while cleaning and renovating a back room to make space for more parts.

Luckily, there were no injuries reported in the blaze.