Baroda business destroyed by early morning fire

BARODA, Mich. — An early morning fire destroyed a Baroda business on Wednesday.

Fire officials tell ABC57 that the call came in at around 2:30 a.m. at D'Augustino Custom Excavating and Trucking on West Shawnee Road.

When fire crews arrived they said the fire was intense.

"The fire was coming out at about a 15 foot level, and going above the roof. So the flames were about 30 to 40 foot high," said Larry Klug, Chief of the Baroda Fire Department.

Inside the building, several classic Harley motorcycles were being stored. They were also destroyed.

Fire officials say the fire was started by a welding mistake.

They believe the fire started the night before but no one noticed it until 2 a.m.

"The owner is obviously upset, the building and all its contents are a total loss," said Sergeant Scott Leroy, Michigan State Police Fire Investigator.

The fire chief says that the building is a complete loss.

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