Fire destroys old building at back of Bill Marine Ford | Lincoln dealership in Wilmington


Mid-day Wednesday a fire leveled an old structure on the back part of the lot at the Bill Marine Ford | Lincoln dealership on West Main Street, Wilmington. The building was in the process of being taken down anyway, and the workers hauling away the contents were at lunch when the fire started. There was scrap metal inside and workers were cutting it before going to lunch, said Wilmington Fire Chief Andy Mason, when asked about a possible cause. When the WFD arrived, left-over building materials were burning and a garden hose was being deployed for spraying water, the chief added. The structure was being brought down to make room for two more rows of vehicles, said Marine. Years ago, part of the structure was a body shop, he said. No one was injured in the fire.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Mid-day Wednesday a fire leveled an old structure on the back part of the lot at the Bill Marine Ford | Lincoln dealership on West Main Street, Wilmington. The building was in the process of being taken down anyway, and the workers hauling away the contents were at lunch when the fire started. There was scrap metal inside and workers were cutting it before going to lunch, said Wilmington Fire Chief Andy Mason, when asked about a possible cause. When the WFD arrived, left-over building materials were burning and a garden hose was being deployed for spraying water, the chief added. The structure was being brought down to make room for two more rows of vehicles, said Marine. Years ago, part of the structure was a body shop, he said. No one was injured in the fire.

Mid-day Wednesday a fire leveled an old structure on the back part of the lot at the Bill Marine Ford | Lincoln dealership on West Main Street, Wilmington. The building was in the process of being taken down anyway, and the workers hauling away the contents were at lunch when the fire started. There was scrap metal inside and workers were cutting it before going to lunch, said Wilmington Fire Chief Andy Mason, when asked about a possible cause. When the WFD arrived, left-over building materials were burning and a garden hose was being deployed for spraying water, the chief added. The structure was being brought down to make room for two more rows of vehicles, said Marine. Years ago, part of the structure was a body shop, he said. No one was injured in the fire.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_fire_p_f.jpgMid-day Wednesday a fire leveled an old structure on the back part of the lot at the Bill Marine Ford | Lincoln dealership on West Main Street, Wilmington. The building was in the process of being taken down anyway, and the workers hauling away the contents were at lunch when the fire started. There was scrap metal inside and workers were cutting it before going to lunch, said Wilmington Fire Chief Andy Mason, when asked about a possible cause. When the WFD arrived, left-over building materials were burning and a garden hose was being deployed for spraying water, the chief added. The structure was being brought down to make room for two more rows of vehicles, said Marine. Years ago, part of the structure was a body shop, he said. No one was injured in the fire. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal