Saturday, February 9, 2013

50 Studebaker cars among items destroyed in Chesnee fire

Via Cordite In The Morning

 Smoke rises from the charred remains of a Studebaker after a fire in Chesnee. (Feb. 6, 2013/FOX Carolina)

A fire at a classic car shop in Chesnee on Wednesday afternoon destroyed, among other things, 50 Studebaker cars.

The fire happened about noon at 417 Studebaker Rd.

Cherokee Creek Fire Capt. Billy Bishop said firefighters arrived to find one of the sheds on the property collapsed and a tour bus ablaze. He said eventually two of the three buildings at the scene collapsed, making it difficult to extinguish the fire.

SLIDESHOW: Chesnee fire destroys 50 classic cars

Bishop said neighbors reported hearing several explosions, which were likely caused by tires or welding tanks at the shop.

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