2-alarm fire damages Plymouth Township car dealership

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
2-alarm fire damages Plymouth Township car dealership
2-alarm fire damages Plymouth Township car dealership. Vernon Odom reports during Action News at 4pm on October 31, 2018.

PLYMOUTH TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- A two-alarm fire caused damage to a car dealership in Montgomery County early Wednesday morning.

The fire began around 1 a.m. at Carfagno Chevrolet on the 1200 block of Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township. It is a few blocks away from the neighborhood Wawa.

2-Alarm fire burning at Plymouth Twp., Pa. car dealership on October 31, 2018.

Authorities say the fire began in the garage in the back of the dealership. Although there was fire damage in the showroom, the flames were mostly contained to the service area.

The charred shells of multiple cars that were getting serviced can be seen in the now burned out shop.

"With the amount of vehicles that were in the service bay, there were explosions, we believe maybe fuel tanks, tires and whatever else, that added to the large amount of fire that we had," Fire Chief Mitch Kijak said.

Utility crews were called to the scene to cut off power and gas to the building

A firefighter was injured, but it was not from the fire itself. Kijak says that a civilian drove a car over the fire hose, popping it up and striking the firefighter. He is expected to be OK.

Ridge Pike was closed for a few hours later. The cause of the fire still under investigation.

The fire was placed under control around 4:30 a.m.


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