MERIDEN — A car dealership on North Broad Street is a “total loss” after a fire over the weekend burned through the building and a dozen cars, authorities said.
No one was in the building at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.
The fire at Five Star Cars dealership, 1801 N. Broad St., was reported around midnight and extinguished about 2 a.m. Saturday.
The fire started inside the building and spread to 11 cars parked outside, Fire Marshal Steve Trella said. The cause under investigation.
The roof collapsed and the building is a total loss, Trella said. A total of 12 cars were damaged.
Other cars at the business may have smoke damage, Trella said. Half of the cars damaged were owned by the dealership, while the other half were in for repairs.
Lauren Simmons, a spokeswoman for GRJH Inc., the owner of the building, said the company is waiting to get information from Trella and had no further comment.
Assaad Sakr, owner of the dealership, could not be reached for comment on Monday.
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