Fire At Ryan Ford in Sealy Causes Damage But, No Injuries

A local car dealership, Ryan Ford, was the site of a vehicle fire that caused damage to the dealership but, no injuries.  The fire took place on May 18, 2018 at around 2 pm when, according to the dealership, a truck pulled into the dealership from I-10 because the owner was having an issue with the vehicle. [Note:  Ryan Ford had not sold this individual the vehicle nor worked on it previously].  The vehicle was waiting under the service awning to be looked at when the vehicle suddenly caught fire.  A quick thinking mechanic from the dealership rushed and got the vehicle owner’s 90 year old mother out of the vehicle’s passenger seat as other attendants attempted to put the fire out with extinguishers they had on-hand but, with small success.  The Sealy Fire Department responded and called for assistance from other local fire departments to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the dealership.

The Sealy Fire Department released the following press release concerning the incident:

Sealy Fire Department responded to the report of a passenger vehicle fire on the feeder road in front of Ryan Ford.  While responding to the incident the Austin County dispatch upgraded the incident to motor vehicle fire with a building as an exposure. Austin County Dispatch immediately dispatched San Felipe Vol. Fire Department for Mutual Aid.

Asst. Fire Chief Cliff Langton arrived on location and found heavy smoke showing from under the service bay awning of the dealership with a pickup truck on fire. At this time Asst. Fire Chief Cliff Langton also requested Mutual Aid from Bellville Vol. Fire Department. The fire was brought under control quickly by Firefighters. The awning area sustained extensive heat and smoke damage.

Pictures of the fire are available on the Sealy Fire Department’s Facebook Page:

However, we have also included the images below for ease of viewing:

Thank you to Ryan Ford and the Sealy Fire Department for their assistance in helping us with the information for this story.