ADA — A building fire on North Broadway Wednesday ripped through a local business sending clouds of thick black smoke into the morning air.

Executive Auto Detailing, located at 1815 N. Broadway, fell victim to a blaze that required local fire crews approximately one and one half hours to fully extinguish.

The business' large sliding garage doors were pried open by firefighters to gain entry into the sheet metal building. The heat generated from the flames warped and melted the metal structure in areas.

According to Ada Fire Department Capt. David Painter, 10 employees were inside the business at the time the fire initiated but escaped unharmed. Two vehicles were believed to have been in the business through the duration of the fire however.

According to Painter, the exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time but will likely be investigated by the Fire Marshal.