Maddi and Lexi's Autowash of Genesee Township went up in flames in an explosive fashion earlier this morning. We have exclusive photos and video of the fire still-in-progress, as well as fire crews working to battle it here.

Witnesses reported explosions at the long closed-for-business car wash (located on Genesee Rd. just south of Mt. Morris Rd.), which is always dangerous when in such close proximity to a gas station. Luckily, firefighters acted quickly to contain the fire before it spread beyond that property.

Firefighters were still battling the fire at the structure, which at 8:50am was little more than a burned out shell. At that time the roof had completely caved in and there were still a few flames visible outside of the structure.

This is the latest in a string of area business fires, which includes The Courtyard Cafe and Grill of Burton and Canton Chinese Restaurant of Grand Blanc.

We'll update this story with more details as they become available.

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