Fire destroys tire shop in Flint

Published on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:07 - Written by By Lexie Hudson, KYTX CBS19  

Travis Coslett and his girlfriend were only five days into the purchasing process of the Martinez New and Used Tire Shop before it caught fire Wednesday afternoon. 

Whitehouse and Bullard fire departments responded to the call at 21174 Texas Highway 155 in Flint. 

Coslett said he heard a loud “pop” from the back part of the shop located right next to the main building. 

The building doesn't have running water yet, so Travis tried to contain the fire with fire extinguishers but was unable to. 

Items used to run the business and personal items including clothes and memorabilia were in the shop when it caught fire. 

The cause of the fire is unknown, but the new owners said they assume electrical issues might have caused it. No one was injured.