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Fire rips through Gulfport car dealership

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – Despite an overnight fire that charred much of the Allen Hyundai service center, the car dealership on Pass Road in Gulfport will be open on Monday morning.

The Gulfport Fire Department had to detour traffic away from the Hyundai dealership around 10:15 Sunday night so they could battle what was becoming a dangerous fire. The back half of the complex was engulfed in flames, and smoke had filtered into the front offices and the lobby. Fire cars in the service center area showed signs of significant fire damage.

According to Gulfport's acting fire chief, just one person was at the Hyundai dealership when the fire ignited. He escaped, and nobody was injured. Foul play is not suspected. Fire investigators will spend Monday sifting through debris, and searching for clues to determine what sparked the fire.

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