OVERNIGHT FIRE DAMAGES USED CAR DEALERSHIP
(Grayson, Ga., December 29, 2017) – Firefighters responded on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:24 p.m., to a passerby report of a business fire at Atlanta Premium Cars, located in the 2563 block of Loganville Highway, SE near Cooper Road in Grayson. The caller to 9-1-1 reported smoke pouring from a used car dealership.
Crews arrived to find heavy fire involvement in a room on the back-middle of a single-story, wood-frame structure. Firefighters quickly deployed attack hose lines and forced entry inside to extinguish the fire and conduct a primary search. There was no one inside the business when fire trucks arrived and no injuries were reported. The dealership was closed at the time according to the owner. The blaze caused heavy damage to the room of origin and sent extensive smoke and heat throughout the rest of the building. Firefighters had to pull the sheetrock and ceiling in the adjoining rooms to control the flames and check for extension.
The exact cause of the fire is currently undetermined and is under investigation. An employee of the business and the owner reported to the scene to speak with fire personnel.
EQUIPMENT AT THE SCENE INCLUDED: 4-Engines, 2-Ladder Trucks, 1-Squad, 1-Medic Unit, 1-Air & Light Unit, 2-Battalion Chiefs, 1-District Commander, 1-Fire Investigator and 1-PIO