Two Alarm Fire Destroys Cycle Town South
LANCASTER—The owners of Cycle Town South are still reeling from a two-alarm fire that erupted around 12 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016. The blaze, which took Lancaster firefighters more than four hours to fight, has been called a total loss. They called in help from multiple entities including Dallas County, the city of Dallas, Cedar Hill, Ovilla, Glenn Heights and DeSoto.
The family owned and operated dealership has sold motorcycles and all terrain vehicles for over 28 years in the Lancaster area.
A specific cause has not yet been determined but, it appears to have started in the rear of the motorcycle shop located at 1620 South Interstate 35 East. And with all the combustible materials inside the fire spread quickly. Firefighters had to deal with explosions from oil and fuel stored in the building.
No one was inside the building at the time.
One firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion and has since recovered.
For now the store is closed, and owner Curtis White took to social to make contact with past and future patrons.
” We ask that our customers be patient. We will be contacting people as soon as possible. We’re thankful that up to this point no one has injured and ask for prayers for the fireman who are fighting this fire,” said White.
The public outcry of support has been mammoth.
“So glad no one was hurt, but I hate this for y’all. I’ll come down with Tony and help whenever I can if there’s cleanup work to do,” said Melanie McCabe via Facebook.
Neighbor Gideon Shelton was among the first to contact first responders when the fire broke out.
” I was out in the barn when the alarm went off. I looked an saw smoke and called. Drove around to check but was nothing could do. I sure hate to see things like this happen to good people. There’s always a bigger plan though,” said Shelton.
There were even other all terrain vehicle dealerships from far away as Lake Whitney, Texas who offered a helping hand.