Poway auto mend store ruined in blaze

POWAY, Calif. (CNS) – Two brothers say their Poway vehicle store is a whole reduction right after a hearth Sunday.

“It’s my livelihood. It is my delight and pleasure. It was my aspiration and now it is turned into a nightmare,” Nolan Pike claimed.

He and his brother David Pike have operated WOW Car Care in Poway for 6 many years. They grew up in the community and have labored on cars there considering the fact that significant college.

Flames tore nevertheless the store at 12255 Poway Road commencing at 6:40 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters reported a 2nd alarm was known as for much more support. It took firefighters about 50 minutes to place out the hearth out.

The garage aspect of the organization was wrecked alongside with at minimum eight vehicles. Firefighters had been equipped to conserve the place of work next to the garage.

“Definitely likely to be tough to satisfy our customers and keep on using our personnel, not get rid of our wonderful crew we’ve crafted in excess of the previous 5 many years, six a long time in this constructing,” David Pike mentioned.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Section officers are investigating the cause of the fireplace.

“It’s heartbreaking. I don’t know what we’re heading to do to restore this, to carry this again. It’s likely to be rough,” Nolan Pike reported.

The Pikes set up a fundraiser to enable them rebuild. They estimate the injury at more than $1 million.