Used car business in Ocala badly damaged by fire

Cause of the fire remains under investigation

MARION COUNTY, Fla – Good Sam Motors in Ocala is badly damaged after a fire hit the business Thursday night.

According to Marion County Fire Rescue, firefighters were called to the business at 4500 S. Pine Ave. Thursday night at 10:43 p.m.

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People calling 911 reported hearing explosions coming from inside the building, according to the fire department.

When crews arrived on scene the fire was already burning through the roof, firefighters said.

Crews said it took about 40 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The cause is now under investigation.

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Fire at Good Sam Auto Sales in Ocala

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.