Safelite AutoGlass Up and Running After Fire

Safelite AutoGlass is back in business despite a fire on Monday night. Safelite

A fire rendered the Safelite AutoGlass building in Bridgehampton unusable for now, but it has not stopped business. Safelite, which does windshield repair and replacement and has been in operation in Bridgehampton since 1980, was back up and running just three days after the fire. 

Safelite has set up temporary facilities in the parking lot of the damaged store. The company mobilized its "catastrophe resources," erecting two tents employees can work under, according to Bruce Millard, a vice president of digital and customer innovation. Eight people are employed at that location.

A fire on Monday night displaced the business. Smoke was reported coming from the building, which is located on the corner of Montauk Highway and Hildreth Lane, at 6:50 p.m. Firefighters saved it from total destruction, though the interior damage had already been done. No one was inside at the time. 

"We’d like to thank the firefighters for their speedy response, and we’re very happy that no one was injured," Mr. Millard said. "Also, we’d like to thank the community for being so supportive."

Broken windows and doors have since been boarded up. The fire is under investigation. Mr. Millard said he was not sure of when Safelite would be back in the building.

Customers can book appointments online at safelite.com or they can call 800-800-ASAP. 

Safelite has more than 7,800 MobileGlassShops and stores throughout the country, and Safelite AutoGlass is the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services.