I don't know anything about a fire at the Hess shop, however, some 3-4 years back the Hess team sold most everything off and were pretty much out of an active effort in the sport. Then Dave, Jr. got back driving some E-Mods for others up on the S-E circuit and eventually got back into Late Models. Last year he drove for Terry Suppa, but they went their own way for 2018 and I think the current car is owned and run out of the Hess shop in Waterford.
GOOD RACING TO ALL!!