WILLMAR -- The early morning fire that damaged Swenson Motor Company on East Highway 12 in Willmar is not suspicious in origin, according to Willmar Fire Chief Marv Calvin.
"At this point, it doesn't appear to be a suspicious fire," Calvin said.
The initial investigation by the Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal is complete, Calvin said. Officials are now continuing to work on other aspects of the investigation. The area of origin has been identified, but a damage estimate has not yet been established at this point.
The fire damaged the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealership showroom, shop and vehicles.
Willmar firefighters were called to the business around 12:40 a.m. today. The local fire crew received mutual aid from eight surrounding agencies. Also assisting were Willmar Ambulance Service, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Willmar Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.