Family loses priceless heirloom in Windsor auto repair shop fire

A fire destroyed a tire store in Windsor Sunday morning.

WINDSOR, Ontario – Firefighters battled a massive fire Sunday morning in Windsor, Ontario.

ORIGINAL STORY: Firefighters battling massive fire in Windsor

The fire happened near the intersection of Howard and Hanna streets. There are several businesses in the area. 

A Windsor family watched their dreams go up in smoke as the fire razed a mechanic's shop they had just purchased.

They had just borrowed money to buy the place but had not yet set up insurance.

The Windsor Fire Department estimates the damage at half a million dollars, but the family lost more than just the building. They had started to store equipment inside the building, including an old, one-of-a-kind hotrod the family fixed up in the 1980s.

No one was injured during the fire. 

You can watch Priya Mann's full story above.

About the Authors:

Priya joined WDIV-Local 4 in 2013 as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Education: B.A. in Communications/Post Grad in Advanced Journalism