Dan Stamm

Fire Rages at Montgomery County Car Dealership

Fire tanks and tires caused small explosions during the blaze at Carfagno Chevrolet in Plymouth Meeting

What to Know

  • Fire broke out early Wednesday at Carfagno Chevrolet along Ridge Pike in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.
  • Firefighters managed to keep the flames mostly contained to the service bay area, Plymouth Fire Company Fire Chief Mitch Kijak said.
  • No word yet on a cause for the fire, which remained under investigation Wednesday.

A fire ravaged part of a Montgomery County car dealership overnight.

Heavy smoke and flames spewed from the service bay area of Carfagno Chevrolet along Ridge Pike in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Plymouth Fire Company Fire Chief Mitch Kijak said.

No one was in the dealership at the time. One firefighter suffered a non-life threatening injury after being struck by a hose during the hour-long firefight, Kijak said.

Car fuel tanks, tires and other items caused minor explosions as firefighters battled the blaze, Kijak said.

“I was just really scared,” witness Emily Yeager, who lives nearby and was sleeping when the fire broke out, said.

Firefighters battled some water issues and managed to mostly keep the fire damage contained to the service area, which is behind the main showroom, Kijak said.

No word yet on the full extent and cost of the damage to the dealership.

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation.

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