Update 5:30 p.m.: Firefighters from New Rochelle Ladders 21 and 12 as well as Mamaroneck and Larchmont firefighters responded to this morning's inferno.
“In this situation, firefighters encountered vehicles on the dealership lot, all of which contained highly flammable materials including motor oil, fuel, plastics, rubber, cloth and various petroleum based synthetics, which can all make vehicle fires extremely hot, toxic and difficult to extinguish,"said Byron Gray, president of the New Rochelle Uniformed Fire Fighters Association in a press release.
A powerful, early-morning blaze in Larchmont Wednesday tore through a car dealership and closed a main thoroughfare in the village.
Dozens of firefighters from Larchmont, New Rochelle and Mamaroneck fought flames at Alfredo's Foreign Car Dealership at 2050 W. Boston Post Road at about 4:30 a.m. A portion of Boston Post Road was closed during the fire.
There were no injuries, according to Larchmont Fire Lieutenant Brian Doherty.
"It was a pretty intense fire, but it's out now," Doherty told Patch at about 8:15 a.m. "The building is pretty well destroyed."
It took about three hours to get the flames under control, authorities said.
Authorities are unsure of what caused the blaze; the Westchester County Cause and Origin Team is currently investigating the catalyst.
Fire officials said the blaze started in a supply area of the building and tore through several layers of concrete.
Check back with Patch for updates.