STERLING HEIGHTS (WWJ) – With smoke being seen miles away — firefighters battle a fire at the Buff Whelan Chevrolet dealership Tuesday night.
Sterling Heights Fire Department describing the blaze on Van Dyke as a three-alarm fire.
According to Fire Chief Chris Martin, a large portion of the service area of the building is on fire, including a number of vehicles.
Martin reports the fire departments of six surrounding cities are on the scene assisting firefighters.
The fire may have started when a cleaning crew using a floor buffer came in contact with liquids leaking out of a vehicle. The body shop, equipment and cars are destroyed.
An investigation into the cause continues — authorities say clean-up will take a while.