Buff Whelan Chevrolet isn’t letting the destruction left in the wake of a devastating fire hinder it. The dealership has reopened and is ready to service customers, according to The Detroit News.
Buff Whelan Chevy, located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, caught fire Tuesday evening and the blaze quickly became uncontrollable. 12 different fire departments reportedly arrived on the scene to battle what one fire chief said was the city’s worst fire in its history.
With the dealership’s reopening, the damage caused is starting to tally up. Thus far, 50 vehicles are believed to have been damaged or destroyed by the fire. The fire broke out in the service department where multiple customer cars were sitting. The dealership said it will absolutely take care of its customers and they will be compensated for their losses.
“We will absolutely take care of them all, rest assured,” Jack Bos, general manager of Buff Whelan, said. “Our customers are always number one.”
Thankfully, no one was injured in the fire, which broke out while cleaning crews were working at the facility. A cause has yet to be determined.
In the meantime, one of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in the United States is simply thankful for the first responders and the support from the local community.
“We can’t thank enough all of the firefighters and first responders who tirelessly worked throughout the night,” Kerry Whelan, owner of Buff Whelan Chevrolet, said.