The remains of Shaffer Investment Auto this morning, (Photo by Rebekah R. Blomenberg)
The Decatur Fire Department responded to a fire at Shaffer Investment Auto Sales on N. 13th St. in Decatur at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday.
When firefighters arrived on scene, the structure was fully engulfed in flames, according to a spokesperson for the department. Crews battled the blaze for several hours, but were unable to save the building, which officials say is a total loss.
Officials do not know what started the fire and an Indiana State Fire Investigator was called in to determine the origin.
Further details in today's print edition.