COHASSET, MASS. (WHDH) - Firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze that ripped through an auto body shop that houses apartments in Cohasset on Thursday afternoon.

Crews responding to a report of a structure fire at Hajj Auto Care on South Main Street found heavy smoke pouring from the roof, officials said.

Witnesses say a car was being repaired when the blaze broke out.

“We looked behind us, and there was smoke coming out of the building, so we moved the car out of the way, so it wouldn’t catch fire,” said Darrell Winquist, who was working close by.

Fire crews found themselves working to contain the fire amid strong wind gusts.

Ann Marie Young, the tenant’s sister, says everything in the apartment above the body shop is lost.

“He works hard and gets home at the end of the day and that’s his home. He’s a simple guy,” she said.

South Main Street between Beechwood and Brook Street was closed for many hours.

No injuries were reported.

An investigation is ongoing.

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