Cause of Fire Still Unknown
After an exhaustive investigation into a fire that destroyed a Billings car dealer and repair shop in early January, its cause remains undetermined, according to the Billings Fire Department. The fire and subsequent investigation at JR’s Repair and Import Sales on January 3rd were impeded by weather, including subzero temperatures.
Assistant Fire Marshall Bill Tatum said the investigation, which included interviews and review of security footage from nearby businesses, concluded in February. Damage to the facility was so extensive that an investigation was unable to determine what caused the fire.