A car crashed into a Chevrolet dealership in Visalia early Sunday morning, setting off a five-vehicle fire that damaged four new pickups. The loss was estimated at $160,000.
The Visalia fire department was called to a vehicle accident with fire just after 4 a.m. in front of Giant Chevrolet on South Ben Maddox Way. A small passenger vehicle plowed into the vehicle sales lot, the department said.
The vehicle was on fire, which extended to four new Chevy Silverado pickups. A nearby fire hydrant was sheared off during the accident.
The occupants of the vehicle left the scene before fire and police arrived, the department said.
Two engines, a command vehicle and the fire chief responded and got the fire under control within 20 minutes.
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