Courtenay firefighters battled a major fire at Excel Automotive on Cousens Avenue in Courtenay this afternoon. Robert McCauley is the owner of the shop and explains what happened.

As for what exactly triggered the fire?

Goat News spoke with Deputy Courtenay Fire Chief Kurt MacDonald.

We also spoke with Courtenay Fire Chief Don Bardonnex on scene tonight..

Bardonnex says the building will have to come down…

The official investigation into the cause continues.