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Fire at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington is out

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WASHINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

The scene at the Uftring Chevy Dealership in Washington was much quieter on Saturday, following the massive fire that burned for over 12 hours on Friday.

The community is still in disbelief after the tragic event.

25 News spoke with people off camera who said it was like watching a horror movie.

The Washington Fire Department confirmed that the fire is out. Firefighters were called back for another flare up around 2:14 a.m. this morning but by 7:30 a.m. all hot spots were extinguished. 

Captain of the Washington Fire Department Tom Brecklin confirmed that the fire happened in the tool area and that the building was a total loss.

"They're not letting anyone in yet. The Fire Marshall is not coming back until Monday so we really can't take anything apart yet until all the investigation is done," stated Brecklin. 

The damage was extensive but no dollar estimate has been determined yet.

In all, 34 fire departments and over 100 firefighters helped put out the fire. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

25 News is waiting for more information on this story. 

For now, you can read more here

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