Massive Fire Destroys At Least 150 Cars at Illinois Classic Car Dealership – The Drive

A massive five-alarm fire tore through a landmark classic car dealership in central Illinois Tuesday night, destroying its main building and at least 150 vintage cars that were being stored inside, according to the Alton Telegraph.

Firefighters were first called to the scene at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois just after 8 p.m. and found the 510-foot-long, 50-foot-wide structure already in flames, which quickly spread to the rest of the building and caused the roof to collapse on the cars parked inside. It took fire crews several hours to put out the inferno—a fight that was made even tougher by the fact that there are no fire hydrants in the rural area where the dealership is located, meaning all the water had to be trucked in.

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