Fire Destroys Part of Frankston Car Dealership

A fire overnight Monday destroys part of a Frankston car dealership and some cars under repair.

Employees were cleaning up what's left of Billy Bacon's service center this morning.  Bacon says ten cars and a stagecoach were inside his repair building when the blaze broke out about two this morning. A charred Tahoe first caught on fire and spread to the other cars, about half of which were customers' cars and half Bacon's.

While they don't know exactly what started the fire, Bacon believes the Tahoe probably shorted out.

"We are moving all of the cars out of here to get it cleaned up," says Billy Bacon, dealership owner. "We have room in the body shop to work on about four cars at a time so we'll move some mechanics out there in the body shop and anything that we can't do there we will take to one of the other dealerships, either Jacksonville or Palestine."

Bacon wants his customers to know service will go on as usual even though the service center is a total loss.  As for the several totaled cars, Bacon says his customers insurance can certainly contact his.

Dana Dixon Reporting