Whaling City Ford remains open after roof fire

New London — Whaling City Ford on Broad Street remains open for business despite a late Wednesday night fire on the roof.

Chuck Primus, vice president, said there was minor damage to the showroom stairwell. No cars were damaged.

"We open even in the nor'easter," said Primus.

Fire Battalion Chief Keith Nichols said city firefighters responded to a fire at about 9:05 p.m. He said the fire was under control in about 30 minutes.

He said contractors earlier in the day were working in the area where the fire had occurred. Nichols said the roof has since been secured and protected from the elements.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Primus said the dealership in undergoing renovation to its Ford and Lincoln showrooms. He thanked city firefighters and police for their quick and diligent response.

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