Caroline Tire re-opening after fire

UPDATE:

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agency has now taken over the investigation into the cause of the fire at Caroline Tire, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The fire started just before midnight last Saturday and today ATF announced there is a criminal investigation into what started the fire.

They're currently looking into whether or not the fire was started intentionally by doing lab tests in their Atlanta, Ga. offices.

In the meantime, Caroline Tire has moved their business down the street a few businesses down from the charred one.

From the outside it looks like the bruised hours sign made the move from the old building that's located just north of Okeechobee Boulevard on Indian Road.

An employee over the phone said they've been working to reopen the store the past couple of days.

Workers were seen moving around tires in the back of the new warehouse.

ATF said they should have the results of the test within the next week on whether or not the fire was started intentionally or not.

 

EARLIER STORY:

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- On the charred Caroline Tire building lies a bright yellow sign, stating they've moved down the street.

In a resilient move, the family-owned and operated Caroline Tire shop is reopening a little more than a week after  their previous shop burned down.

Just before midnight last Saturday, fire crews started battling a huge blaze at the business just north of Okeechobee Boulevard and Indian Road.

It wasn't until about eight hours later that they finally stopped the enormous fire.

Now a new Caroline Tire shop is opening just a few business buildings north from the burned building.

An employee over the phone said the owners have been working to reopen the store the past couple of days.

Workers were seen moving around tires in the back of the new warehouse.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue still hasn't said what caused the old shop to burn down last Saturday.

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