BOSTON (CBS) – An early morning fire caused about $1 million in damages at a commercial building in Mattapan.

Flames broke out just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday in a cinder block building on Blue Hill Ave. The building was an auto body shop and also used for other purposes.

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A Mattapan fire caused about $1 million in damage. (Image Credit: Boston Fire Department)

The area where the fire started contained several industrial washers and dryers.

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There are no windows in the building, so firefighters had to knock down flames from outside only.

A windowless building caught fire in Mattapan.
(Image Credit: Boston Fire Department)

Firefighters cut through a large roll-up garage to gain access.

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Firefighters used foam to battle a Mattapan fire.
(Image Credit: Boston Fire Department)

Foam used to knock down the fire filled the street near the building.