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Dealership reopens, several cars charred after storm downs power line

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By Sunday morning, daylight revealed what's salvageable and what isn't. By Sunday morning, daylight revealed what's salvageable and what isn't.
Alvarez estimates $250,000 in damage, but realizes it could've been worse. Alvarez estimates $250,000 in damage, but realizes it could've been worse.
A power cable downed by high winds ignited a fire along a row of used vehicles at Town & Country Ford Saturday. A power cable downed by high winds ignited a fire along a row of used vehicles at Town & Country Ford Saturday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Preston Highway dealership reopened hours after several cars burned through the night.

A power cable downed by high winds ignited a fire along a row of used vehicles at Town & Country Ford Saturday.

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By Sunday morning, daylight revealed what's salvageable and what isn't.

"Oh, it's devastating, I couldn't believe it. We just counted them. There are six that have major damage," Human Resource Manager Kelly Alvarez said.

In one area, a recently installed light pole is bent like a straw over burned out vehicles.

Alvarez estimates $250,000 in damage, but realizes it could've been worse. "I was so glad it was far away from the building so nothing happened to it or our showroom," he said.

"We're moving on right now. We're open today and we'll be selling cars. It's business as usual. We just have to get the adjusters out here to take a look at the cars," Alvarez said.

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