NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (WIVB) — A fully involved structure fire at an industrial complex in the Town of Newstead called at least 70 firefighters from eight companies to the scene around 6 a.m. Thursday.
TAV Enterprises on Davison Road houses multiple businesses, including an auto repair shop, a motorcycle dealer, a landscaping company, and a paving company.
Large plumes of smoke could be seen at least a mile away from the scene when News 4 headed there.
Upon arrival, reporters learned that the building housed snowmobiles and race cars.
Propane and acetylene tanks inside the facility exploded, making the job of fighting the fire a bit more difficult for officials. Crews cautiously stayed outside of the building since it could possibly collapse.
The Newstead Assistant Fire Chief said the biggest challenges crews faced were water lines.
With multiple companies, firefighters made significant progress diminishing the flames within two hours’ time.
No one was inside the building when the fire started and no one was injured.
Erie County fire investigators went to the scene to determine the cause of the blaze, which is still not clear. State Police and National Grid were there as well.
Officials say the fire caused more than $1 million in damage.
Davison Road was closed between Howe Road and Clarence Center Road for several hours while firefighters were on the scene. The road reopened shortly after noon.