A fire severely damaging a Clarion County use car dealership Thursday night remains under the investigation of the Ridgway based Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal. Five area companies and Clarion Hospital ST3 EMS responded last Thursday afternoon at 5:45 pm to Tylersburg Auto Sales at 8071 Tylersburg Road, in Farmington Township.
The Fire Marshal reports at shortly after 6 pm, a passing motorist called the fire into 911. As fire fighters arrived, the saw visible flames coming from the structure on the property. A section of the roof collapse into the structure while the fire departments were on the scene.
The fire marshal reports the fire originated inside the structure near a work area around a cutting torch. Damage is estimated at $200,000. The structure was insured. The victims are listed as 43 year old Brian Wolfson of Leaper and 60 year old Albert Hippert, Sr. of Tionesta.
Responding to the scene were fire companies from Farmington Township, Washington Township, Marienville Fire Department, Clarion Fire Department and Sigel Fire Department..