BRIDGTON, Maine — Flames ripped through a used car business Thursday in Bridgton, destroying the building and damaging dozens of cars.

The fire chief said it appeared the fire started in a car that was being worked on in the garage, but it’s still unclear what caused the fire.

Officials said the fire started around 11:30 this morning.

Five employees and two dogs were inside at the time; fortunately they all made it out OK.

Ovide’s Auto Repair is a family business that’s been around for 30 years.

The owner, Ovide Corbeil, says it will be tough to recover, but his faith is helping him through.

“Driving up, saw flames and I said, ‘God, can’t be my place,’ and yes it is,” Corbeil said. “Something good is going to come out of this, I don’t know what, but something will.”

Around 60 firefighters worked to put out the fire.