SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - "Normal investigation, nothing suspicious at this time. Again, there was bad weather in the area, as every night this week and coming up, so it's a normal investigation," said Gary Jarriel, SouthSide Fire/EMS spokesman.
From the outside the damage doesn't look too bad, but flames tore through the inside of the building. Debris is scattered in and around the shop. The store manager says it's heartbreaking but some things, like business files and records, were able to be saved.
"Still just a lot of time and work to put all this back together and see what records are salvageable and what aren't. There's a lot that's involved with all the contracts and everything else so, yea it's pretty tough news but we're pretty resilient, so hopefully we'll be able to figure everything out and get back in business," says Doug Caminiti, General Manager.
No one was hurt and fire crews were able to make sure none of the cars were damaged. They suspect lightning caused the fire but the official cause is still under investigation.