The fire broke out about 3 p.m. at West Point Buick Lincoln Mercury on the Katy Freeway at N. Kirkwood. The smoke could be seen for miles.
Fire officials say some employees heard some popping sounds and the building was evacuated before firefighters even arrived on the scene. No one was hurt.
We're hearing no vehicles were inside that part of the building at the time of the fire, but the fire caused significant damage to the structure.