Co-Owner of Lake Road Auto Sales reacts to fire that destroyed building


A FATHER AND DAUGHTER DUO ARE NOW PUTTING THE PEICES BACK TOGETHER AFTER A FIRE RIPPED THROUGH A CONNEAUT LAKE CAR DEALERSHIP. IT’S NEWS OUT OF CRAWFORD COUNTY. SAMIAR NEFZI JOINING US NOW FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH REACTION FROM ONE OF THE OWNERS. STACY REYNOLDS WHO IS A C OWNER OF THE LAKE ROAD AUTO DEALERSHIP WITH HER FATHER SAYS IT HAS BE A HARD DAY FOLLOWING YESTERDAYS FIRE. HOWEVER HER STAFF IS REMAIN POSTIVE. THURSDAY EVENING SHORTLY AFTER 5 O’CLOCK A FIRE RIPPING THROUGH THIS CONNEAUT CAR DEALERSHIP. REYNOLDS SAYS ABOUT SEVEN EMPLOYEES WERE INSIDE THE BUILDING WHEN THE BLAZE IGNITED IN ONE OF THE WORK BAYS. SHE SAYS IMMEDIATELY SHE KICKED INTO GEAR GETTING EVERYONE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. ADDING ONE OF THE SCARIEST MOMENTS WAS WHEN HER FATHER TRIED TO GO BACK IN TO PUT THE FIRE OUT. JUST TAKE A LOOK TODAY… THE REMAINS OF CARS STILL ON THE LIFT. THREE CARS WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYEDINSIDE ALONG WITH ANOTHER CAR THAT WAS CLOSE TO THE BUILDING. THE DEALERSHIP WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF REMODELING. WE’RE TOLD THAT WAS NEAR THE COSMETIC PHASE. THE QUESTION MANY ARE WONDERING WHAT IGNITED THE FIRE REYNOLDS SAYING IT STARTED IN THE GARAGE FROM A WELDER. “It’s a scary thing, especially when your father tries to go in and stop it. and… very emotional…just thankful. ” REYNOLDS ADDING MOST HER STAFF HAS BEEN THERE FOR A WHILE. AND THEY ARE EAGERTO GET BACK TO WORK. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. SEAN? SAMIAR ARE THEY THINKING ABOUT REOPENING SOON? WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO ABOUT BUSNIESS? THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT POSSIBLY REOPENING AT AN OFFSITE LOCATION. THAT COULD HAPPEN AS EARLY AS MONDAY. AND STACY WAS ABLE TO SAY WITH A SMILE ON HER FACE THEY ARE SHOWING A CAR TONIGHT. FIRST RESPONDERS WILL HAVE A MORE EFFIENCENT WAY TO

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