Fire breaks out at Lowcountry car dealership

Fire breaks out at Lowcountry car dealership

HARDEEVILLE, SC (WTOC) - Fire crews responded to a fire at the O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln dealership in Jasper County Wednesday morning.

A call went out around 6 a.m. to the dealership on Independence Blvd. off of Hwy 278 in Hardeeville. Upon arrival, firefighters say they could see heavy smoke and flames pouring out of a van located in a mechanical service building. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the van only.

Fire officials said that as they arrived at the scene, several employees were also arriving for work, and were immediately drawn to the fire alarm that was going off. Luckily, no injuries were reported.

Hardeeville Fire crews along with help from Bluffton firefighters were able to put the fire out.

Officials say they do not believe the fire is suspicious. However, fire investigators are looking into the cause.

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