BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (WHDH) - A building in Bridgewater was declared a complete loss after a fire tore through it beginning late Thursday morning, officials said. 

The first broke out in a commercial building housing an auto shop off Bedford Street and soon sent smoke and flames billowing into the sky. 

In a statement, the Bridgewater Fire Department said dispatchers first received a call reporting the fire shortly before 12 p.m.

The fire department said firefighters responded immediately and found heavy smoke coming from the building’s second floor.

“Firefighters soon began an interior attack but withdrew because they were overcome by heat,” the department said.

Firefighters from Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Middleboro, Raynham, West Bridgewater and the Whitman Rapid Intervention Team ultimately all responded to the scene and managed to bring the fire under control within 45 minutes, according to the Bridgewater Fire Department.

While the fire remained under investigation, officials said it did not appear to be suspicious.

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