Sky-Engineering specialized in everything JDM.
It was just another typical weekday morning in Sint Hubert, a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. Unfortunately, the morning sun quickly turned to a thick smoke because by one o'clock in the afternoon, a major fire had completely engulfed JDM tuning firm Sky-Engineering's nearly 11,000 square foot building. The local fire department, despite its best efforts, was unable to extinguish the blaze whose cause remains unknown.
Autoblog.NL indicates the fire brigade had some difficulty initially reaching the fire because the building itself is located just outside the village in what's called a polder, which is basically a piece of land surrounded by dikes in order to prevent flooding. As you can hear in the included video taken at the scene, there are a number of explosions coming from inside the flaming building.
The cause? Exploding tires and gas bottles. The fire department's investigation of the fire's source remains ongoing. As for the building's contents, well, it's not looking good. A few photos have since emerged showing the fire's terrible aftermath. The building is little more than a shell of what it once was and will very likely end up being demolished. As for the building's contents, things are even worse.
The cars, which include many generations of the Nissan GT-R Skyline, such as the R32, R33, and R34, along with JDM Toyotas, Hondas, and Mitsubishis, are completely destroyed. There's even a classic-bodied Porsche 911 parked but it too suffered the same fate. The cars' metal frames and other bits of melted metal are all that's left. It's devastating.
We don't have any details such as whether or not Sky-Engineering employees are currently working or not due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it's certainly possible working hours have been cut short and, therefore, the building was left unattended. Whether the fire's source was an electrical spark or an honest mistake by someone who left something turned on doesn't really matter anymore.
What's done is done, very sadly.