A fire of unknown origin damaged Whitestone Collision on Saturday night.
The blaze erupted in the rear of the building at 150-11 14 Road at 11:13 p.m. and was extinguished by 12:20 a.m., according to the FDNY. It went to a two-alarm with 25 units and 125 firefighters responding.
The fire remains under investigation, but Whitestone Collision owner John Kapsalis has vowed to stay open by using an adjacent annex from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The fire damaged the building as well as destroyed several cars.
“I witnessed the fire, which was huge, and the Fire Department was amazing,” said civic activist Devon O’Connor.