Fire breaks out at classic car dealership in Staunton - KMOV.com

Fire breaks out at classic car dealership in Staunton

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A fire broke out at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois Tuesday. Credit: Marylin Beechler Harbison A fire broke out at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois Tuesday. Credit: Marylin Beechler Harbison
STAUNTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A fire broke out at a classic car dealership in Staunton, Illinois Tuesday evening.

The Macoupin County Sheriff said the fire broke out at Country Classic Cars, located along old Route 66 just off Interstate 55, around 8 p.m.

Staunton Fire Chief Rick Haase told News 4 the heavy fire came from the center of the building and then spread to both ends. He said the roof collapsed fairly early in the fire. More than 100 cars were destroyed.

Chief Haase said all the water to fight the fire had to be tanked in because of the rural location of the business.

Twelve to 15 fire departments from three counties were called to the scene to assist. There were no reports of injuries.

The state fire marshal has been called in to investigate. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

County Classic Cars is known for its large displace of classic cars and trucks. The business also has a showroom, gift shop and a garage/service area.

The owner said he plans to re-open on Thursday.

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