A factory that supplied spare parts for classic British sports cars from MG, Triumph and other brands burned down in Pennsylvania. The company is a British Motor Heritage Approved Supplier and has the right to restore original components and create replicas. The factory’s services were used by owners of rare cars from all over the world.
But on Christmas Day, the 4,459 square meter building was engulfed in flames. More than 100 firefighters from two Pennsylvania counties neighboring Indiana responded to the fire. The Tribune Democrat reported that Armagh and East Whitfield departments received information about the fire at approximately 1 a.m. The fire was extinguished only by noon on January 25, but firefighters remained on the scene, fearing further fires.
Several vehicles were inside the building at the time of the fire. Before the building collapsed, firefighters managed to save only three of them. There are no human casualties. Firefighters working with the debris suffered minor injuries.
The reasons for the incident are being clarified. Factory owner Albert Runyan, who was present at the scene, refused to comment on the situation. The American commercial crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has begun collecting money for the restoration of the Roadster Factory.