The Honda dealership that was hit by a wildfire in Los Altos, California, could be one of the few remaining in the city to stay open.
The fire tore through a building that houses Honda and Nissan dealerships and destroyed some of the structures in the area.
The owners of the dealership, Honda Motor Co., say they have not received any compensation from the company.
NBC 7’s Michael Henson reports.
(Published Thursday, May 8, 2018)Honda’s Los Altons dealership is a remnant of the Honda factory that closed in the 1980s.
The Honda dealership opened in 1982, after the plant closed.
Honda moved production to its plant in Mexico City in 1996.
It was one of just four Honda dealerships in the Los Angeles area that still functioned.
The other two are in Torrance and the Santa Monica area.
A few people still work at the dealership.
The dealership’s owner, Kevin Bock, said he was not surprised to see the building come down.
He’s seen a lot of fires.
“It’s a big city, it’s a hot city, so it’s really sad,” Bock said.
Honda says it is still rebuilding its operations in Mexico, but Bock believes it will reopen.